Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Nerium oleander L.

Family: Apocynaceae Genus: Nerium Species: Nerium oleander L.






Synonym Nerium indicum Mill. Flower Color White
Common Name Kabirei Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Oleander Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Kabirei Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Above 1000 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details The fruit is a long narrow capsule 5-23 cm long, which splits open at maturity to release numerous downy seeds
Habitat Occurs in road side and park Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan Bark Details Glaucous bloom while mature stems have a grayish bark
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Whorled (leaves in groups of 3 or more along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species It rises up to 3 meters erect with its short branches and dark dusty green leathery narrow leaves, which grow in whorls Leaf Details 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 with an entire margin

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details