Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Apocynaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)

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Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) Merr.

Leaf arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Linear, Lanceolate

Leaf Apex

Acute

Leaf Base

Cuneate

Leaf Margin

Habit : A large evergreen shrub.

Habitat and Distribution : Common in wastelands. Plains from the coast to 1400m, Native of tropical Peru, widely naturalized.

Field Tips : Milky latex present. Leaves shiny, linear-tapering.

 

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Names:

English : Yellow Oleander
Irula : Manjaaralie
Tamil : Ponnarali, Thiruvachipoo
Hindi : Kulkephul

Flower:

In axillary and terminal cymes, yellow. Flowering throughout the year.

Fruit :

A drupe, broadly turbinate, slightly compressed laterally. Seeds flattened, without coma. Fruiting throughout the year.

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Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)