Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Mexican Oleander
Synonym: Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K.Schum.
Common Name: Yellow Oleander, Lucky Nut
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Native of Tropical America; now Pantropical
Habitat: Mostly grown as live fence
Uses: Ornamental
Key Characteristics: Large shrub to small trees. Leaves alternate, clustered near tips of branches, linear-lanceolate, margin recurved, apex acute, glabrous. Flowers in sub-terminal cymes. Calyx lobes 5, lanceolate, unequal, tube short. Corolla large, golden-yellow, funnel-shaped; throat villous; lobes 5, obovate. Stamens 5, included; anthers oblong-cordate. Ovary depressed-conic; stigma conic with a basal ring. Drupe broadly turbinate, compressed laterally. Seeds few strongly flattened.