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Thiruvengadam Ekambaram

Jan 30, 2009, 1:02:20 AM1/30/09
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This flower I saw in Ranthambore, on 26.1.09. It is look like a Rose.
But the plant and leaves are different, also no thorns on the stem.


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Dinesh Valke

Jan 30, 2009, 1:15:45 AM1/30/09
to Thiruvengadam Ekambaram, indiantreepix
... could it be a garden cultivar of Nerium oleander ?

Kenneth Greby

Jan 30, 2009, 8:02:49 AM1/30/09
to indiantreepix, Thiruvengadam Ekambaram
 Yes, double-flowered form of Nerium oleander.

Ken Greby
Broward County, Florida USA

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Madhuri Pejaver

Jan 30, 2009, 9:21:44 AM1/30/09
to indiantreepix, Thiruvengadam Ekambaram
Nerium sps

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> Subject: [indiantreepix:8115] For ID300109ET 65
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J.M. Garg

Feb 1, 2009, 10:57:05 PM2/1/09
to, indiantreepix, Thiruvengadam Ekambaram
Some extracts from Wikipedia link:

Oleander (Nerium oleander), is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the dogbane family Apocynaceae and is one of the most poisonous plants known. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium. Other names include Adelfa, Alheli Extranjero, Baladre, Espirradeira, Flor de São Jose, Laurel de jardín, Laurel rosa, Laurier rose, Flourier rose, Olean, Aiwa, Rosa Francesca, Rosa Laurel, and Rose-bay (Inchem 2005), закум [zakum] (Bulgarian), leandru (Romanian), zakum, zakkum, zakhum (Turkish), zaqqum (Arabic); Kaneru (Sinhalese);arali (Tamil and Malayalm - South Indian languages); in Chinese it is known as jia zhu tao (Chinese: 夹竹桃). The ancient city of Volubilis in Morocco took its name from the old Latin name for the flower.

It is native to a broad area from Morocco and Portugal eastward through the Mediterranean region and southern Asia to Yunnan in southern parts of China (Flora Europaea; Flora of China; Huxley et al. 1992; It typically occurs around dry stream beds. It grows to 2-6 m tall, with spreading to erect branches. The leaves are in pairs or whorls of three, thick and leathery, dark green, narrow lanceolate, 5-21 cm long and 1-3.5 cm broad, and with an entire margin. The flowers grow in clusters at the end of each branch; they are white, pink, red or yellow, 2.5-5 cm diameter, with a deeply 5-lobed corolla with a fringe round the central corolla tube. They are often, but not always, sweetly scented. The fruit is a long narrow capsule 5-23 cm long, which splits open at maturity to release numerous downy seeds.

In the past, scented plants were sometimes treated as a distinct species N. odorum, but the character is not constant and it is no longer regarded as a separate taxon.

Over 400 cultivars have been named, with several additional flower colours not found in wild plants having been selected, including red, purple, pink and orange; white and a variety of pinks are the most common. Many cultivars also have double flowers.

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Thiruvengadam Ekambaram

Feb 1, 2009, 11:14:06 PM2/1/09
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Thank you for the detailed  information with links.

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