• genus
  • The genus name Nerium is the Latinized form of the Ancient Greek name for the plant Nerion (νἠριον), which is in turn derived from the Greek for water, 'neros' (νἠρος), because of the natural habitat of the Oleander along rivers and streams. (wikipedia.org)
  • plant
  • The etymological association of oleander with the bay laurel has continued into the modern day: in France the plant is known as "Laurier Rose", while the Spanish term, "Adelfa", is the descendant of the original Ancient Greek, daphne, which subsequently passed into Arabic usage and thence to Spain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Oleander is a vigorous grower in warm subtropical regions, where it is extensively used as an ornamental plant in parks, along roadsides and in private gardens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Oleandrin and its derivate oleandrigenin are formed in the N. oleander plant. (wikipedia.org)
  • Over 63,000 plant exposures were reported to 61 American poison control centers in 2008, representing 2.5% of all human toxic exposures reported that year. (clinicalgate.com)
  • properties
  • Neandrin Neritaloside Odorside Because of its properties as a cardiac glycoside, oleandrin interferes in some essential processes within the cell, the most important of these being the inhibition of the Na-K ATPase. (wikipedia.org)
  • specifically
  • Caterpillars of the polka-dot wasp moth (Syntomeida epilais) feed specifically on oleanders and survive by eating only the pulp surrounding the leaf-veins, avoiding the fibers. (wikipedia.org)
  • cause
  • Oleander sap can cause skin irritations, severe eye inflammation and irritation, and allergy reactions characterized by dermatitis when administered topically. (wikipedia.org)
  • form
  • Another theory posited is that Oleander is the Latinized form of a Greek compound noun: 'Ollyo' (ολλύω), which means 'I kill', and the Greek noun for man, 'aner' or 'andros' (άνἠρ, άνδρος). (wikipedia.org)
  • parts
  • Nerium oleander is either native or naturalized to a broad area from Mauritania, Morocco, and Portugal eastward through the Mediterranean region and the Sahara (where it is only found sporadically), to the Arabian peninsula, southern Asia, and as far east as Yunnan in southern parts of China. (wikipedia.org)