Thevetia neriifolia

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Naresh Pancholi

Aug 24, 2009, 2:37:44 AM8/24/09
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Dear Rashidaji,
In thevetia so far I have observed 3 colours, peach, yellow and white. Photo of white you already have posted. Please find for peach and yellow.

Naresh Pancholi

Naresh Pancholi

Aug 24, 2009, 2:39:04 AM8/24/09
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Thevetia nerifolia peach.jpg
Thevetia nerifolia yellow.jpg

Kenneth Greby

Aug 24, 2009, 2:54:35 AM8/24/09
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 Indeed, Thevetia peruviana (formerly T. neriifolia) has three distinct color forms. I have not seen any substantial variation of any of the colors, nor gradations between. If self-pollinated, the white form comes true from seed. I'm not certain if the yellow and pink ones will, but I would bet that they probably do as well. Since vegetative propagation of this plant is difficult, growing the rarer white and pink forms in isolation (from the other colors) would likely result in seed production of the desired color form.

Ken Greby
Los Angeles, CA USA

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Naresh Pancholi

Aug 24, 2009, 3:04:01 AM8/24/09
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Dear Ken,
You are right.  However, here in this part of the world vegetative propagation of Thevitia is also practised with good success.
Naresh Pancholi

2009/8/24 Kenneth Greby <>

rashida atthar

Aug 24, 2009, 6:55:55 AM8/24/09
Thank you Naresh ji for sharing these beautiful pics.



Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:09:04 +0530

Subject: [indiantreepix:16672] Thevetia neriifolia

Amit Ray

Aug 24, 2009, 11:51:26 AM8/24/09
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I have this tree at my home in Kolkata. It is flowering now and attracting Purple Sunbirds. A photo is attached (poor quality owing to low light, high ISO and high shutter speed).
Is it called Mexican Oleander/Yellow Oleander (Thevetia peruviana). I believe in Bengali it is called Kolke Phool because it is shaped like the conical earthenware pot in which Ganja is smoked.  
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