- Adelfa amarilla,
- Geel oleander,
- Huang hua zhu tao,
- Lucky nut,
- Oléandre jaune,
- Snake nut,
- Yellow be still tree,
- Yellow oleander
Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K.Schum.
peruviana - Peruvian.
T. diversifolia is a small tree, grows up to 7 m height. The canopy is round and clustered. Leaves are simple, alternate and sessile arranged. Stem is erect, covered with lighy griyish barks. Deep taproot system. Flowers are terminal, funnel shaped, yellow in colour. Fruit is woody and rhomboid drupe.
T. peruviana is a perennial shrub, evergreen. Flowering throughout the year. Broken twigs produce white milk sap.
Stem is cylindrical, woody and light greyish.
Leaves are simple, alternate and evergreen. It is carried by a short petiole. Blade is linear, apex is acute and base is attenuate. It is glossy, covered with wax, dark green. Central vein is prominent, leave margin is revolute.
The inflorescence are terminal with funnel-shaped flowers. generally yellow colour, less frequently white and peach, with a diameter of about 5-7 cm, slightly perfumed.
Flower are generally yellow colour, 5-7 cm diameters, slightly perfumed.
The fruit is a woody and rhomboid drupe, broad about 4 cm, of a green colour, tending to the black with black when ripe.
Seeds are enticular.
T. peruviana reproduces by seed and by cuttings. Seeds are disperdes by seeds.
Ocuurs in riverine, roadsides and village.
Native to tropics of Central and South Amareica.
Distributed to the north east of South Africa.
It is used as an ornamental plant in gardens.
It is a category 1b weed, has potential to replace indigenous plants.
It is an ivasive weed with low ecological impact.
Can be controlled by chemical, apply chemical on the stem or cut stumps. Remove the entire plant.
(Problem plants of South Africa) Bromilow, C. (2001), Published by Briza Plublications CC
|Huang hua zhu tao||Pinyin||Tropicos|
|Oléandre jaune||French||R.P.Randall, 2002|
|Yellow be still tree||English||R.P.Randall, 2002|
|Geel oleander||English||R.P.Randall, 2002|
|Snake nut||English||R.P.Randall, 2002|
|Yellow oleander||English||R.P.Randall, 2002|
|Adelfa amarilla||Spanish||R.P.Randall, 2002|