Taxon: Nerium oleander L.

 
Genus: Nerium
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Apocynoideae
Tribe: Wrightieae
Nomen number: 25229
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:209. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 24-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; Wealth India RM, as N. oleander & N. indica; Healing Pl India, as N. indica)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury, as N. oleander & N. indicum; Kellerman et al.; Lampe & McCann; Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Niger

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, United Arab Emirates
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CHINA: China [Yunnan]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab] Nepal, Pakistan

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Croatia, Greece (incl. Crete & e. Aegean Islands), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Malta
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd.)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

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Check other web resources for Nerium oleander L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=25229. Accessed 23 June 2018.