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Genus Nerium Family Apocynaceae

Description: Shrubs or small trees.

Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4.

Inflorescences terminal, corymbose cymes. Corolla cylindrical below, funnel-shaped above, the throat open, with 5 scales; lobes overlapping in bud, spreading. Anthers adhering to the stigma, with appendage. Disc absent.

Follicles united until just before dehiscence; seeds numerous, comose.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 spp., Medit. region to Japan. Aust.: 1 sp. (naturalized).

Text by G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Nerium oleander

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