Several glycosides have been extracted from various parts of Thevetia peruviana plant, with the major one being thevetin [22, 23].
Previous attempts at the detoxification of Thevetia seed meal did not report a satisfactory result in the performance of animals fed with the detoxified meal [13, 24, 25].
Matured fruits of Thevetia plant were collected from various locations in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, by direct plucking of black matured fruits from plants and also by picking those that had fallen off the plants.
Figure 1 shows the content of cardiac glycoside, calculated as % digitoxin, in the various Thevetia seed meal samples and the results showed a marked reduction in glycoside content irrespective of detoxification method employed.
The present work is to compare the properties, performance, combustion and emission characteristics of methyl ester of thevetia peruviana seed oil with other methyl esters of vegetable oils namely jatropha, pungamia, mahua, neem, corn, palm, cotton, mustard, sunflower and rice bran oils at a blend ratio of 1:5 (B20).
Hence, it is concluded that blend of 20% methyl ester of thevetia peruviana seed oil and 80% diesel could be used as a fuel for diesel engine for better performance with less emission when compared to other methyl esters considered in this study.
2007, "Performance evaluation of direct injection diesel engine with blends of thevetia peruviana seed oil and diesel," Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 66, pp.
In Palm Springs, as replacement for some of the dying oleanders, giant thevetia
thevetiana) is being planted.
Do not fertilize frost-tender plants like bougainvillea, citrus, hibiscus, Natal plum, and thevetia
unless the plants look pale or yellowish.
Do not fertilize frost-tender plants like bougainvillea, citrus, hibiscus, Natal plum, or thevetia
unless plants look pale or yellowish.