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Habit: Shrub, small tree; sap not milky. Leaf: generally whorled or subwhorled (opposite). Inflorescence: cyme, terminal, branched. Flower: corolla funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, with 5 petal-like appendages alternate stamens; filaments free, attached at base of corolla tube, short, broad, unappendaged, anthers free, forming cone around and adherent to stigma, each partly sterile, sharp-sagittate, with a long, twisting, hairy appendage, pollen +- free; nectaries 0; ovaries initially free, +- adherent, becoming fused, style +- 0, stigma massive, ovoid, obscurely 2-lobed. Fruit: septicidal capsule, slender, cylindric, pointed. Seed: with tuft of long hairs at 1 end.
Species In Genus: 1--3 species: Mediterranean, subtropical Asia, Japan. Etymology: (Greek for Oleander, from resemblance of leaves to those of olive, Olea)
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Matelea parvifolia
Next taxon: Nerium oleander
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti 2017. Nerium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=10250, accessed on March 28, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 28, 2017.