Thevetia peruviana


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Thevetia peruviana

(the-vē'shī-ă pĕr-ū-vē-an'ă),
The yellow oleander, potent source of the toxic cardiac glycosides thevetins A and B, neriifolin, and peruvoside, often used for poisoning and suicide in areas of Sri Lanka.
Synonym(s): yellow oleander
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Aspectos bioecologicos de Palpita flegia (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) alimentando-se de folhas de Thevetia peruviana (Juss.) K.Schum.
Meyer et al., "Epidemic of self-poisoning with seeds of the yellow oleander tree (Thevetia peruviana) in northern Sri Lanka," Tropical Medicine & International Health, vol.
A review of the natural history, toxinology, diagnosis and clinical management of Nerium oleander (common oleander) and Thevetia peruviana (yellow oleander) poisoning.
For example, several young people have died in Islamabad after eating the odd looking fruit of the yellow oleander (Thevetia peruviana), leaves of night jessamine (Cestrum nocturnum) and oleander (Nerium oleander).
Several glycosides have been extracted from various parts of Thevetia peruviana plant, with the major one being thevetin [22, 23].
Sivakumar, 2012."Adsorption of reactive dye by a novel activated carbon prepared from Thevetia peruviana," Int J Chem Res, 3(2): 36-41.
Important plant species in this family are Thevetia peruviana, Allamanda cathartica, Nerium oleander, Catharanthus roseus, Rauwolfia serpentina etc.