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Nerium oleander L.


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderGentianalesGentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others
FamilyApocynaceaeDogbane family
GenusNeriumA classical Greek name
SpeciesoleanderDerived from the Italian oleandro in apparent reference to the olive-like leaves

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Nerium oleander description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Nerium oleander (oleander)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm)


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