6687.000 Nerium L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, many branched from base; juice watery. Leaves 3-whorled; lamina very narrowly elliptic; leathery; mid-vein prominent abaxially. Inflorescence corymbose, terminal. Flowers showy, fragrant; sepals narrowly triangular; corolla red, pink, yellow or white, funnelform, tube cylindric near base; lobes single or double overlapping to right; corona segments 5, petal-like, large, fringed. Fruit paired follicles united until just before dehiscence; cylindric. Seeds numerous, oblong; densely pilose.

Worldwide: 1 species cultivated in tropical and temperate regions.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Nerium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nerium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nerium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nerium
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iNaturalist: Nerium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nerium
JSTOR Plant Science: Nerium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nerium
Plants of the World Online: Nerium
Tropicos: Nerium
Wikipedia: Nerium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Nerium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1652, retrieved 26 February 2024

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