Species Details

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Common Name: Mexican oleander, White oleander
Scientific Name: Thevetia peruviana
Local Name: Karaa'dhumburi
Dhivehi Name: ކަރާދުނބުރި
Plantae  (Kingdom)
Tracheophyta  (Plylum)
Magnoliopsida  (Class)
Gentianales  (Order)
Apocynaceae  (Family)
Thevetia   (Genus)

Luckynut's description

Luckynut (Cascabela thevetia) is an evergreen tropical shrub or small tree. Its leaves are willow-like, linear-lanceolate, and glossy green in color. They are covered in waxy coating to reduce water loss (typical of oleanders). Its stem is green turning silver/gray as it ages. The long funnel-shaped (sometimes-fragrant white, yellow, less commonly apricot colour) flowers are in few-flowered terminal clusters.

Luckynut's facts

Did you know?

  • All parts of the Luckynut (Cascabela thevetia/THEVETIA PERUVIANA) plant are toxic to most vertebrates as they contain cardiac glycosides. Many cases of intentional and accidental poisoning of humans are known.

Luckynut's Behavior & Ecology

It tolerates most soils and is drought tolerant.

Luckynut's Relationship with Humans

Uses: Grown mainly as an ornamental tree. 

The plant's toxins have tested in experiments for uses in biological pest control. this plants seed oil was used to make a 'paint' with antifungal, antibacterial and anti-termite properties