Sorting Thevetia names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :


Thevetia africana xxx.

FRENCH : Laurier jaune.

SPANISH : Adelfa de Arabia.

Thevetia ahouai (L.) A. DC.

SYNONYM(S) : Cerbera ahouai L., Cerbera nitida Kunth, Thevetia nitida (Kunth) A. DC.

CHINESE : Kuo ye jia zhu tao.

ENGLISH : Broad-leaved thevetia.

FRENCH : Ahouaï (Antilles), Bois à lait (Antilles).

Thevetia ovata (Cav.) A. DC.

SYNONYM(S) : Cerbera cuneifolia H. B. & K., Cerbera ovata Cav., Thevetia cuneifolia (Kunth) A. DC.

FRENCH : Oléandre du Méxique.

SPANISH : Venenillo (Mexico).

Thevetia palmata xxx

PORTUGUESE : Chapéu de Napoleão (Brazil).

Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K. Schum.

SYNONYM(S) : Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold, Cerbera peruviana Pers., Cerbera thevetia L., Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex Steud.

CHINESE : Huang hua jia zhu tao.

ENGLISH : Bestill tree, Peruvian yellow oleander, Yellow oleander, Lucky nut, Luckynut.

FRENCH : Laurier jaune (Belgium), Oléandre du Pérou, Oléandre jaune.

GERMAN : Thevetie.

JAPANESE : Ieroo oreandaa, Kibana kyou chikutou.

MALAY : Tevetia Peru.

PORTUGUESE : Loandro amarelo.

RUSSIAN : Tevetsiia peruvianskaia.

SPANISH : Adelfa amarilla, Azuceno, Cabalonga, Camé, Campanilla, Cascabel, Chirca, Codo de fraile, Flor de San Pablo, Fraile, Hueso de fraile, Narciso amarillo, Petatillo.


Photograph of flower (close-up) by Peter V. Sengbusch at Afrika Online.


Thevetia thevetioides (Kunth) K. Schum.

SYNONYM(S) : Cascabela thevetioides (Kunth) Lippold, Cerbera thevetioides Kunth.

FRENCH : Laurier jaune.

SPANISH : Fraile (Mexico).



General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (20 June 2004).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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