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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex Steud.

Family: Apocynaceae Genus: Thevetia Species: Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex Steud.






Synonym Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold, Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K. Schum.
Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Mexican oleander Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Yellow Oleander Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Utonglei Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1400 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit is small, containing two to four flat seeds
Habitat Occurs in wastelands widely naturalized Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native to Tropical America and is widely cultivated in Southeast Asia Bark Details Silvery gray to reddish
Distribution in manipur Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species It is a large shrub or a small tree up to 10 to 20 feet tall with Oleander-like leaves mostly in whorls of three, long and narrow up to 10 inches long Leaf Details Leaves mostly in whorls of three, long and narrow up to 25cm long tip of leafs are pointed with a dark green color

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details