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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Several glycosides have been extracted from various parts of Thevetia peruviana plant, with the major one being thevetin [22, 23].
Ibiyemi SA, Fadipe VO, Akinremi OO and SS Bako Variation in Oil Composition of Thevetia peruviana juss (Yellow Oleander) Fruits Seeds.
The authors of this paper [89] have already established that engine performance and combustion characteristics with methyl ester of thevetia peruviana seed oil are comparable to that of diesel and CO, HC emissions are less but NOx and smoke are slightly higher than that of diesel.
The Apocyanaceae (dog banes) are sources of African arrow poisons (for example Carissa acokanthera, bushman's poison' and Strophanthus hispidus) and also contain many of the most beautiful but deadly tropical flowering shrubs such as Plumeria rubra, frangipani', Nerium oleander, common, pink or white oleander' and Thevetia peruviana, yellow oleander' [15].