Nerium oleander L.

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (DOGBANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Nerium odorum Aiton; Nerium indicum Mill.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Nerium oleander L.
  • Common name : Oleander Tree, Indian Oleander, Sweet Scented Oleander, Rose bay
  • Vernacular name : Kaner, Kanel, Karpad, Kuruvira (Hindi); Kanagile (Kannada); Ganneru, Kastoori pattelu, Yerra ganeru, Karaviram (Telugu); Konnari, Konero, Koribiro, Kaner (Oria); Karaveera (Sanskrit); Arali, Chuvanna-arali, Kanaveeram, Suprasam, Velutha-alari (Malayalam); Sevvarali (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Mostly planted around households, gardens and places of worship.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
  • Native : Mediterranean
  • World Distribution : World over
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Nerium oleander. Downloaded on 19 August 2019.

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