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Nerium oleander oleander L.

Synonyms

Nerion oleandrum, Nerium carneum, Nerium floridum, Nerium grandiflorum, Nerium japonicum, Nerium lauriforme, Nerium odoratissimum, Nerium splendens, Oleander vulgaris

Common names

Common oleander, daphla, ward el-homar, haban, Nerium mascatense

Extract from Wikipedia article

Nerium oleander /ˈnɪəriəm ˈoʊliː.ændər/(Tamil:அறளி பூ/Alari pū) is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, toxic in all its parts. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium. It is most commonly known as oleander, from its superficial resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea. It is so widely cultivated that no precise region of origin has been identified, though southwest Asia has been suggested. The ancient city of Volubilis in Morocco may have taken its name from the Berber name oualilt for the flower. Oleander is one of the most poisonous of commonly grown garden plants.

LinkFlowers of Nerium oleander near Majlis Al Taawon Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 19, 2014
Location on mapsMajlis Al Taawon Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkDry bush of Nerium oleander on old roundabout near Al Dhabiya on north-western coast, Ash Shamal area. Qatar, June 17, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkGreen branch of Nerium oleander with fruits on old roundabout near Al Dhabiya on north-western coast, Ash Shamal area. Qatar, June 17, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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