Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold

Common name

English: Lucky Nut, Yellow Oleander

German: Gelber Oleander, Tropischer Oleander

Mandarin: 黄花夹竹桃 (huang hua jia zhu tao)

Portuguese: Chapéu-de-Napoleão

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Gentianales (46)

        Family: Apocynaceae (33) (family description)

          Genus: Cascabela (1)

           Epithet: thevetia (L.) Lippold (1)

Synonyms: Cascabela peruviana (Pers.) Raf., Cerbera linearifolia Stokes, Cerbera peruviana Pers., Cerbera thevetia L.

linearifolia => narrow linear parallel-sided leaves

peruviana => of Peruvian origin

thevetia => in honor of André de Thevet (1516- 1590), French Franciscan priest, explorer, cosmographer and writer who travelled to Brazil

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Cascabela thevetia at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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