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Nerium oleander
(oleander)

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Nerium oleander (oleander)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 08 November 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Nerium oleander
  • Preferred Common Name
  • oleander
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Nerium oleander L.

Preferred Common Name

  • oleander

Other Scientific Names

  • Nerium indica
  • Nerium indicum Mill.
  • Nerium odorum

International Common Names

  • English: Rosebay; sweet oleander
  • Spanish: laurel rosa
  • French: laurier rose; Oleandre
  • Portuguese: sevadilha

Local Common Names

  • Brazil: espirradeira
  • Germany: Duftender Oleander
  • Italy: Oleandro

EPPO code

  • NEROD (Nerium odorum)
  • NEROL (Nerium oleander)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Gentianales
  •                         Family: Apocynaceae
  •                             Genus: Nerium
  •                                 Species: Nerium oleander

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasivePlantedReferenceNotes

Asia

IndiaUnconfirmed record
-Uttar PradeshUnconfirmed record
IraqPresentCAB Abstracts
IsraelUnconfirmed record
JapanUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-HonshuUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
KuwaitPresent
Saudi ArabiaUnconfirmed record
TaiwanUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Africa

EgyptUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
KenyaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
NigeriaUnconfirmed record
RéunionUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Spain
-Canary IslandsUnconfirmed record

North America

USAPresent
-CaliforniaPresentCAB Abstracts
-FloridaPresent

Central America and Caribbean

GuadeloupeUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Europe

CyprusUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
HungaryPresent
ItalyUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
PortugalUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Oceania

Papua New GuineaPresent

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
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Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Poisonous to mammals

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore

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