Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (DOGBANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Basionym : Cerbera thevetia L.
  • Synonym(s) : Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K.Schum.; Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex Steud
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold
  • Common name : Yellow Oleander, Bestill tree
  • Vernacular name : Peeta karaveera (Sanskrit); Pila kaner (Hindi); Arali, Thangarali, Ponnarali, Thiruvaachipoo (Tamil); Pacha gannoru, Patchalari (Telugu); Koniyari, Konyarphul, Holidia kannari, Pila kaner (Oria); Haladi kanageli gida, Karaveera (Kannada); Manja-arali, Mathaarali, Pachchaarali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains to 1400m, in wasteland. Mostly grown as live fence. Seed poisonous
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cascabela thevetia. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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