Thevetia peruviana


MEXICAN OLEANDER



Thevetia peruviana

Plantae

Tracheophyta

Magnoliopsida

Gentianales

Apocynaceae

Thevetia

Plant

Poisonous

Thevetia peruviana

Mexican oleander, White oleander

Karaa'dhumburi

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MEXICAN OLEANDER DESCRIPTION

Luckynut (Cascabela 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. The long funnel-shaped (sometimes-fragrant white, yellow, less commonly apricot colour) flowers are in few-flowered terminal clusters.

MEXICAN OLEANDER FACTS

Did you know?

  • All parts of the Luckynut (Cascabela thevetia/THEVETIA PERUVIANA) plant are toxic to most vertebrates as they contain cardiac glycosides. Many cases of intentional and accidental poisoning of humans are known.
MEXICAN OLEANDER BEHAVIOUR AND ECOLOGY

It tolerates most soils and is drought tolerant.

MEXICAN OLEANDER RELATIONSHIP WITH HUMAN

Uses: Grown mainly as an ornamental tree. 

The plant's toxins have tested in experiments for uses in biological pest control. this plants seed oil was used to make a 'paint' with antifungal, antibacterial and anti-termite properties