Nerium oleander L.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Gentianales||Gentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others|
|Genus||Nerium||A classical Greek name|
|Species||oleander||Derived 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 29 Oct 2013.
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9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm)
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