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Yellow Kaner ( पीला कनेर )

Thevetia peruviana / Thevetia nerifolia

Description:

Thevetia peruviana is an evergreen tropical shrub or small tree. Its leaves are willow-like, linear-lanceolate, and glossy green in colour. They are covered in waxy coating to reduce water loss. Its stem is green turning silver/gray as it ages. The long funnel-shaped sometimes-fragrant yellow (less commonly apricot) flowers are in few-flowered terminal clusters. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2248..., http://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%A4%95%E...)

Habitat:

Thevetia peruviana is a plant native to central and southern Mexico and Central America. It is a close relative of Nerium oleander, giving it one common name as Yellow Oleander, and is also called lucky nut in the West Indies. I found it in the village Charubeta, Khatima, Uttarakhand, India.

Notes:

Thevetia peruviana plants are toxic to most vertebrates as they contain cardiac glycosides. Many cases of intentional and accidental poisoning of humans are known. A few bird species are however known to feed on them without any ill effects. These include the Asian Koel, Red-whiskered Bulbul, White-browed Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, Brahminy Myna, Common Myna and Common Grey Hornbill.

1 species ID suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 6 years ago
Bitty, Yellow oleander
Cascabella thevetia

Pilibhit, Uttaranchal, India

Lat: 28.92, Long: 79.97

Spotted on Aug 2, 2010
Submitted on Jul 17, 2011

Reference

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