Nerium L.

Common Name: Nerium, Oleander, Rose Bay

Family: Apocynaceae

Published in: Sp. Pl. 1: 209. 1753.

Other: Monotypic genus. According to Stearn, the plants are so poisonous that men have died from drinking tea stirred with Oleander twigs. Lectotype N. oleander L. (Hitchc. in Prop. Brit. Bot. 153. 1929.)

Subordinate taxa: 

© 2010-12 Lisa J. Miner