L., Sp. Pl. 209 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Oleander.
Shrubs or trees to 4 m high; leaves often in whorls of 3, leathery, narrow- or narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, usually 10-20 x 1-3 cm, shortly petiolate, with the mid-vein prominent below; bracts caducous.
Calyx glandular inside, 5-7 mm long; corolla pink to red, 2.5-4.5 cm long; anther appendages long, filiform, hairy.
Follicles usually 10-16 cm long; seeds long-comose.
Macoboy (1969) What flower is that?, pp. 212, 213.
Especially likely to occur along river-beds in dryish areas.
S.Aust.: NU, GT, FR, EA, MU, SL. Qld. Native to the Mediterranean.
Flowering time: mainly summer.
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