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sibdas ghosh

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Is it Thevetia nerifoilia? Is there any plant as Thevetia peruviana?
Are they synonym? Pl. enloghten- Sibdas Ghosh
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From: kaysat tiwari <kays...@gmail.com>
Date: Dec 15, 2007 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Indiantreepix] a Thevetia sp
To: sibdas ghosh <sibda...@gmail.com>

Common name

 

Yellow oleander

 Botanical name

 

Cascabela thevetia (also known as Thevetia peruviana or Thevetia neriifolia)

 Other common names

 

Cook tree, Be-still tree, Lucky nut, Dicky plant

Family

 

Apocynaceae

 General description

 

A large spreading shrub usually 2.5–3.5m tall.

Flowers

 

The sweetly perfumed flowers are funnel-shaped, bright yellow or peach coloured, 5.5–7cm long and 2.5–4cm wide, grouped in clusters at the end of the branches.

Leaves

 

The leaves are glossy green, strap-like, alternating on the stem, 5.5–15cm long and 0.5–1.5cm wide.

 Fruit/Berries

 

The fruit are angular, green when immature, ripening black, broader than long and somewhat triangular in outline, with a raised ridge around the middle, about 3–4.5cm in diameter. The fruit is fleshy and soft like a plum and encloses a "stone" comprising two starchy kernels.

Other

 

The sap is milky.

Symptoms

 

All parts of the plant are toxic if eaten, particularly the fruit and seeds. This species has been responsible for the deaths of several children. Symptoms may include a burning sensation in the mouth, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness and a slow or irregular heartbeat. The sap may be an irritant and cause dermatitis or blistering.

Toxicity category

 

1, 3

Warning

 

Seek urgent medical assistance for all ingestions.

 

This i got on google
Satyendra 

 
On Dec 15, 2007 8:48 PM, sibdas ghosh <sibda...@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for the informations. Is it originally from Peru? Are not the fruits poisonous? Do you have hornbills in MP, and then which variety? Sibdas Ghosh

On 12/15/07, kaysat tiwari <kays...@gmail.com > wrote:
just googled it and came out with this information.
Cascabela thevetia Fam. Apocynaceae Also known as Thevetia Peruviana and T. neriifolia

 
On Dec 15, 2007 8:09 PM, kaysat tiwari <kays...@gmail.com> wrote:
 
It is Yellow Oleander hindi name Pili Kaner (M.P.) favourite fruit for Grey Hornbill birds sorry dont know the latin name.
Satyendra

 
On Dec 15, 2007 7:22 PM, sibdas ghosh <sibda...@gmail.com> wrote:
 
 Is it Thevetia nerifoilia? Is there any plant as Thevetia peruviana?
 
Are they synonym? Pl. enlighten- Sibdas Ghosh


--
Satyendra K.Tiwari.
Wildlife Photographer, Naturalist, Tour Leader
H.NO 139, P.O.Tala , Distt Umariya.
M.P. India 484-661
00-91-7627-265309 or 09425331209



--
Satyendra K.Tiwari.
Wildlife Photographer, Naturalist, Tour Leader
H.NO 139, P.O.Tala , Distt Umariya.
M.P. India 484-661
00-91-7627-265309 or 09425331209




--
Satyendra K.Tiwari.
Wildlife Photographer, Naturalist, Tour Leader
H.NO 139, P.O.Tala, Distt Umariya.
M.P. India 484-661
00-91-7627-265309 or 09425331209

Susmita Basu

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Dec 17, 2007, 12:34:25 AM12/17/07
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On Dec 15, 2007 7:22 PM, sibdas ghosh <sibda...@gmail.com> wrote:
 
 Is it Thevetia nerifoilia? Is there any plant as Thevetia peruviana?
 
Are they synonym? Pl. enlighten- Sibdas Ghosh

Yes, both are synonyms.
 
                      Susmita
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