Nerium oleander L., Sp. Pl. 209 1753 (Syn. Nerium indicum Mill. ….);

Images by (E.Thiruvengadam – identified byDinesh Valke), (Bhagyashri Ranade – identified by Neha Singh) & Surajit Koley,(inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)



French willow, laurier rose, oleander, pride of Ceylon, rose bay, rose laurel, south-sea rose, sweet-scented oleander • Hindi: कनेर kaner • Kannada: chandaatha, kanagalu, paddali • Konkani: करवीर karvira • Manipuri: কবীৰৈ kabirei • Marathi: कणेर or कणेरी kaner, करवीर karvira • Malayalam: alari, kanaviram • Punjabi: ਕਨੇਲ kanel, ਕਨੇਰ kaner • Sanskrit: asvamaraka, chandata, करवीर karvira • Tamil: அலரி alari, அலரி arali, செவ்வரளி chevarali, கரவீரம் karaviram • Telugu: గన్నేరు ganneru, హయమారకము hayamarakamu, కరవీరవృక్షము karaviravrksamu, kasturi-patte, ఓడగన్నేరుచెట్టు odagannerucettu, వాడగన్నేరు vadaganneru;
Deadly poisonous plant;


Nerium oleander :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 10 MAY 18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 6 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: May 10, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Nerium oleander  L.

Thanks, …, I doubt if I have seen the fruits of this plant earlier.

At kanakeshwar: 2 correct images as above.
Yesterday at Kanakeshwar,Alibag
1  Mangifera indica
Mango tree

2  Nerium oleander

Flora of Haryana: Nerium oleander ITI Gannour (Sonipat) Haryana Campus:
Nerium oleander ITI Gannour (Sonipat) Haryana Campus
Growing there in Garden

Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub
Height/Length-3-4 ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-Green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-pink flowers
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-not seen


Kalatope id Al061111-A:
A plant found near the Chamera Dam… I am not sure if it is wild… or
planted by the Dam authorities… but definitely gone wild now….

Location Kalatope
Altitude 1200 mts
Habit Shrub
Habitat ??
Height 5-6 feet
Season (flowering) October-November

Yes Nerium oleander one of the most poisonous plant of the world.


Kalatope flowers ‘Dam side’ – Al051212:
Another beautiful flower from Chamera Dam side of Kalatope
Location Kalatope 1200 mts
Altitude 1200 mts
Habitat wild
Habit Shrub

Season April
Height 6 feet

this is Nerium Oleander …. Rabindranath Tagore wrote poems about Rakta Karabi… its bengali name…
very popular in bengal

I was confused because it seemed to be a different flower than my previous observation posted here of Nerium Oleander
But then … DID say that it seemed (the earlier one) to be a hybrid…

Yes Nerium oleander, Indian plant previously known as Nerium indicum



Attaching an image of Common Crow butterfly on the flower of Nerium oleander. This plant is Kaner in Hindi and Karabi in bangla.


070612 BRS375:

Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request.
Location: Anaikatti, Coimbatore Dist.,
Date: march 2012
Habitat: Garden
Habit: herb.

I think Nerium oleander Id help my previous post

yes nerium olender variety


Flower ID Request 20111218:
I grabbed this pic in Mahabalipuram near Chennai early this month. The plant was growing to about five to six feet in height. The leaves of the plant were slender and long, as seen in the pic. Mahabalipuram is at sea level as it is situated on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Please let me know what flowers they could be.

Nerium oleander Family: Apocynaceae (oleander family)

Called Rokto Korobi in Bengali literature.

something like….. : 5 images. 7 posts by 3 authors.

Yes Nerium oleander. This as well as several other forms were seen in California.

Deadly poisonous plant

Thank you very much Sir, earlier it was different looking flowers

I heard the toxic nature of its seeds. Also heard stories of killing somebody or committing suicide with its seeds. Searched and found info on toxicity –
But, it is also interesting that this is a LFP of Oleander Moths.

I saw some other larvae also feed on these leaves to live and to escape from its enemies!!
I do not have a photograph, sorry

I have photographs of hawk-moth larva, hidden among thousands other photographs in my hard-disk!


any site in india that sale oleander:
are there ant site in india that sale oleander if so could you please relay the ites to me i hear oleander in india is very fragrant than in the USA i would like to get some if not at least seeds

Oleander is such a Common Species that any Forest? highway Dept officer should be able to help. It is grown plenty in the Highways in the dividers and grows profusely allover Tamil Nadu in India. In US itself, the dividers in the Road connecting Sacramento to Sanfrancisco. there is abundance of Oleanders

Nerium odorum (family : Apocynaceae) Hooghly, WB : Attachments (7).  3 posts by 2 authors.
Attaching photo of the KARABI (in Bengali) that I have shot this afternoon (except the one with the sunbird).
Species : Nerium odorum (family : Apocynaceae)
Date : 24/02/2012, 4.30 P.M.
Place : Chanditala (Hooghly), West Bengal

Yes. Correct name now is Nerium oleander L.


SYMBIOSIS : 377 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Attaching an image of female Great Orange-tip butterfly on the flowers of nerium oleander. (OLEANDER/ KARABI/ KANER )

Tree for identification 110913PK01 :  Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Help me with the ID of this tree please.
Clicked in Bangalore South.

Is it Nerium oleander??

I also feel that it is Nerium oleander.

Yes it is


Hooghly : Nerium oleander L. :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4).

SYMBIOSIS : 565 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Attaching an image of a female Purple Sun-bird on the flowers of Nerium indicum.

FLOWERS/PLANTS MENTIONED BY TAGORE IN HIS SONGS ( SHWET-KARABI -1 ) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching translated version of a song by Tagore, where SHWET-KARABI has been mentioned.
The same song has been posted earlier with BAKUL.


Nerium oleander : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)

Nerium oleander L. ?? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 4400 ft.
Date: 21 August 2017
Habit : Cultivated 
Nepali Names : बाह्रमासे Baahramaase / करबीर Karabeer 

Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 4400 ft.
Date: 21 August 2017
Habit : Cultivated 
Attachments (6)

Yes, you are right. Beautiful images.

Seed image !
2 images.

Nepali Name : करवीर Karaveer 


ID requested : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2) – 1 mb and 2 mb.
ID requested. Clicked at Faridkot (Punjab)

Seems to be Cascabela Thevetia sapling.

Wait for flowers, I think it may come out to be Erigeron canadensis…!!

Looks different from images at Cascabela thevetia, Conyza & Conyza canadensis
Appears more close to images at Nerium oleander

Nerium oleander : 5 posts by 4 authors.
Is Nerium oleander Exotic or native?

As per my knowledge, not our native plant,
Let us wait for experts’ comments,

It is variously described as native of Asia or Asia and Europe. KEW says it is native to Mediterranean, Iran and Indian subcontinent.

My reading on the net supports what … just told us



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