Thevetia


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Related to Thevetia: Thevetia neriifolia
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Noun1.Thevetia - genus of poisonous tropical American evergreen shrubs and trees having entire leaves and large cymose flowers
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Apocynaceae, dogbane family, family Apocynaceae - chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs
Thevetia neriifolia, Thevetia peruviana, yellow oleander - tropical American shrub or small tree having glossy dark green leaves and fragrant saffron yellow to orange or peach- colored flowers; all parts highly poisonous
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Eddleston, "A review of the natural history, toxinology, diagnosis and clinical management of Nerium oleander (common oleander) and Thevetia peruviana (yellow oleander) poisoning," Toxicon, vol.
The experiments were set up to investigate the settling and ovipositional deterrent effects of crude leaf extracts of six indigenous plants viz., amaltas (Cassia fistula), datura (Datura alba), neem (Azadirachta indica), niazboo (Ocimum basilicum), yellow kaner (Thevetia peruviana) and safeda (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) against the peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders), at 2% concentration in a free choice bioassays.
(Annonaceae), a plant resistant to snails and the Global Invasive Species Programmee (IUCN, 2010) suggests the use of the fruit of Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) Schum or yellow oleander, which also have action against the African snail, although it should be considered the toxicity of this plant for humans (Teixeira, Mazutti, Gontijo, Silva, & Ogawa, 2013).
Adsorption of basic dyes from synthesis textile effluent by activated carbon prepared from Thevetia peruviana, Indian Journal of Chemical Technology, 19: 311-321.
Deliberate ingestion of oleander seeds--Common oleander (Nerium oleander) and Yellow oleander (Thevetia peruviana)--is a popular method of self-harm in South Asia (1).
Special attention should be given in medicinal plants such as Argemone mexicana, Chenopodium ambrosioides, and Thevetia peruviana.
Two studies from Northern Sri Lanka reported Thevetia peruviana (yellow Oleander) as the commonest plant poison (17% of cases) and it was associated with a case fatality rate of 6-7% [5].