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Common name

English: Oleander

German: Oleander

Mandarin: 欧洲夹竹桃 (jia zhu tao)

Portuguese: Cevadilha, Loendro


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Gentianales (113)

        Family: Apocynaceae (37)(family description)

          Genus: Nerium (1)

            Epithet: oleander L. (1)

Synonyms: Nerion oleandrum St.-Lag., Nerium carneum Dum.Cours., Nerium flavescens Spin, Nerium floridum Salisb., Nerium floridum Salisb., Nerium grandiflorum Desf., Nerium indicum Mill., Nerium kotschyi Boiss., Nerium latifolium Mill.

flavescens => yellowish

floridum => flowering

grandiflorum => with flowers larger than the normal

indicum => of Indian origin

kotschyi => in honor of Theodor Kotschy (1813–1866), Austrian botanist and plant collector in North African and western Asia

latifolium => with broad leaves

oleander => probably in reference to the olive-like leaves


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: violet, pink, red

External links

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