Thevetia peruviana

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Thevetia peruviana

Yellow Oleander

thevetia peruviana
Thevetia peruviana (Wikipedia)
Cascabela thevetia
Yellow Oleander (Thevetia peruviana) leaves & flowers in Kolkata W IMG 8008.jpg
Yellow oleander flowers and leaves
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Cascabela
Species: C. peruviana
Binomial name
Cascabela thevetia
(L.) Lippold
Ripe fruit are black.
Trunk and bark
Leaves, bud & flower

Cascabela thevetia (syn: Thevetia peruviana) is a poisonous plant native to central and southern Mexico and Central America, and cultivated widely as an ornamental. It is a relative of Nerium oleander, giving it a common name yellow oleander, and is also called lucky nut in the West Indies.

Cacabela thevetia is an evergreen tropical shrub or small tree. Its leaves are willow-like, linear-lanceolate, and glossy green in color. They are covered in waxy coating to reduce water loss (typical of oleanders). Its stem is green turning silver/gray as it ages.

Flowers bloom from summer to fall. The long funnel-shaped sometimes-fragrant yellow (less commonly apricot, sometimes white) flowers are in few-flowered terminal clusters. Its fruit is deep red-black in color encasing a large seed that bears some resemblance to a 'Chinese lucky nut.'[clarification needed]

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