Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold, Feddes Repert. 91: 53 1980. (Syn: Cascabela peruviana (Pers.) Raf.; Cerbera linearifolia Stokes; Cerbera peruviana Pers.; Cerbera thevetia L.; Thevetia linearis Raf.; Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex A.DC.; Thevetia neriifolia var. hirsuta Müll.Arg.; Thevetia neriifolia var. leucantha Müll.Arg.; Thevetia neriifolia var. pubescens Müll.Arg.; Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K.Schum.; Thevetia peruviana f. aurantiaca H.St.John; Thevetia thevetia (L.) H.Karst.) as per WCSP;
Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K. Schum., H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4(2):159. 1895 (syn: Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold; Cerbera peruviana Pers.; Cerbera thevetia L.; Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex A. DC.) as per GRIN;
Yellow oleander, Cook tree, Be-still tree, Lucky nut, Dicky plant, Mexican oleander, Lucky Nut • Hindi: Peeli kaner पीली कनेर • Marathi: Bitti • Manipuri: উতোংগ লৈ Utonglei • Bengali: Kolkaphul; Sans: Ashvaghna, Divyapushpa, Haripriya, Ashvamaraka, Ashvantaka, Shatakunda; Hindi: Pile kaner, Zard kunel, Kulkephul Beng: Koklaphul, Haldi karubi, China karab; Mar: Pilvalakenhera; Guj: Pila-kanera; Tel: Pachaganeru; Tam: Pachaiyalari, Tiruvachippu, Manjataleri; Kan: Kadukasi, Kanogalu; Mal: Manja areli, Pachcha areli; Oryia: Konyar phul;
very poisonous… all parts and sap of cut leaf, cut flower (not so the fallen flower’s sap” but the fallen flower though used in pujas is poisonous… and branch sap… all poisonous… even fatal….;
Plants used as Patri for Vinaayaka chavithi;
Mexico to S. Trop. America (as per WCSP);
efloraofindia:”21102011MR1’’ Thevetia peruviana; Yellow Oleander; Peeli kaner Pune: Request for validation
?Thevetia peruviana Yellow Oleander, Lucky Nut, peeli kaner
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune Kalyani nagar
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub
Height/Length- about 8 ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-green narrow
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-yellow
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- green and black
Yes this is Thevetia peruviana but now this plant is called,
Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold Feddes Repert. 91: 52 1980.
Cascabela peruviana (Pers.) Raf.
Cerbera linearifolia Stokes
Cerbera peruviana Pers.
Cerbera thevetia L.
Thevetia linearis Raf.
Thevetia linearis A. DC.
Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex A.DC.
Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex Steud.
Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K.Schum.
Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) Merr.
Thevetia peruviana f. aurantiaca H.St.John
Thevetia thevetia (L.) H.Karst
What does Cascabella mean…
bella = beautiful or some such thing…
what is casca…
and why casabella??
Bitti in Marathi.
Open the dried fruit. The seed is the one with which we use to play in childhood.
I found some interesting info on the net about this plant
1) A PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF THE CASCABELA–THEVETIA SPECIES COMPLEX (PLUMERIEAE, APOCYNACEAE) BASED ON MORPHOLOGY1
.. This has so many botanical terms that it was tough for me but I thought it would be interesting for all the Botany experts
2) Plants used as Patri for Vinaayaka chavithi
10 Vikataya Namaha: వికటాయ
(Sanskrit) Karaveera patra (Telugu) Genneru
Botanical name: Thevetia neerifolia/ Cascabela thevitia (Family:Apocyanaceae)
A shrub found in siva temples. http://lalithambanlr.blogspot.com/
white Thevetia neriifolia from Hooghly: Found this white type of Thevetia neriifolia this morning.
Species : Thevetia neriifolia Juss.
Habit & Habitat : garden shrub
Date : 14-04-2012, 11.55 a.m.
Place : Hooghly, WB
Thank you Sir for confirming, here the yellow one is very common & the T. peruviana .
Flowers from Kalatope id Al161111: A shrub found near the Chamera dam..
Altitude 1200 mts
Height 5 feet
Thevetia neriifolia/Thevetia peruviana it is…
SYMBIOSIS :103: Attaching an image of the103rd member of the series.In this male of a Koel is on the fruit of Thevetia nerifolia.This tree is known as Pila Kaner in Hindi.It is Kolke phul in Bangla. WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY AND MEANINGFUL 2012.
SYMBIOSIS : 280: If Thevetia neriifolia ( LUCKY NUT TREE/ PILE
KANER/ KOLKE PHUL ) is available in your area and you have time to observe
what happens there in this season you can make interesting
observations. I saw a male and a female Koel eating the fruits of this
tree, which fell from the tree. Attaching two images of that observation.
Thevetia peruviana (family : Apocynaceae) Hooghly, WB: This is another type of KOLKE-phool which is not that common as of T.neriifolia. I recorded these flowers (fruit also) on 14th February & 16th February, this year.
species : Thevetia peruviana (family : Apocynaceae)
ID help : 1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thevetia_peruviana
Thevetia neriifolia (family : Apocynaceae) Hooghly, WB: KOLKE-PHOOL (phool = flower in Bengali) is common garden plant here. Decades ago every house in villages as well as in towns featured this plant, specially because there were dearth of exotic “Asteraceae” species.
species : Thevetia neriifolia (family : Apocynaceae)
Date : 15-Feb-2012 & 01-Feb-2012
ID help : “Plant Groups” by H. Mukherji
I regret that picture qualities are not good due to low light at the time of recording.
My next target is its seeds.
Very nice, good ambition to try and get the seeds to photograph…
Thank you Madam for the information. I also heard stories of using those seeds to eliminate someone in older days. I would also like to inform you that I have collected seeds of cockscomb but yet to be photographed.
Hooghly : purple sunbird (male) on Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold [Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K. Schum.] : 5 KOLKE (Bengali) and sunbirds are inseparable!
SYMBIOSIS : 499 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Attaching an image of a Black-headed Oriole eating fruit of Thevetia neriifolia.
SYMBIOSIS : 571 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Attaching an image of a male Purple Sun-bird on the flowers of Thevetia nerifolia.
Id this flower please : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
got this flower near Pandharpur, lake November 2013 Maharashtra
Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold (= Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K.Schum, Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex Steud.), poisonous shrub
I don’t think it is desirable to follow Cascabela thevetia.
We know our plant as Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex Steud; The Plant List considers it as accepted name
It also considers Cascabela thevetia as accepted name
Tropicos on which The Plant List mostly relies considers T. peruviana K. Schum. as accepted name in 4 publications (incl Fl China, one publication in 2014, 2015, 1969) and C. thevetia in only two pubications (1980, 2008)
Identification : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Can you please help me in identifying this flower please.
It is a cultivar of Thevetia peruviana, a beautiful but poisonous plant!
id of a plant : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2) – more than 1 Mb each.
image files of a plant and its flowers uploaded.
its id please.
SYMBIOSIS : 1326 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Bumble bee visiting flowers of Thevetia nerifolia (yellow Oleander).
Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (5) – around 1150 kb each.
Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu
Date: 06 September 2019
Elevation: 1401 m.
Habit : Cultivated
Attachments (1)- 6 mb.