Thevetia - SpeedyLook encyclopedia

Yellow bellflower , cabalonga , San Ignacio bean yellow bell or amancay , Cascabela thevetia is a species of shrub or small tree belonging to the family Apocynaceae. It is originally from Mexico to tropical America. Distribution

Haiti, French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Nicaragua where it is widely cultivated throughout the country at heights of 10-1200 meters. Its flowering occurs throughout the year. It blooms at intervals for much of the year in its native habitat. In cooler climates, as in Spain, it blooms in summer. The fruits are fleshy drupes curiously, rounded and with ribs; when maturing they change from green to black, through red. Some are considered lucky amulets, although they are dangerously poisonous. All the plant contains a milky juice that is poisonous.


Small shrubs or trees that reach the 2-6 m high. Leaves linear 4-16 cm long and 0.2-1 (-1.4) cm wide, acute apex, cuneate-attenuated base. Inflorescence with few yellow flowers; sepals lanceolate acuminate 4-6 (-10) mm long; corolla tubular-infundibuliforme, tube 4-5 cm long, wolves 1-2 cm long. Fruits transversely oblong, generally more or less oblong, 1.5-3.5 cm long and 2.5-4.5 cm wide, greenish to yellowish or purple.

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The low perimeters of the picture will be forested with native perennial trees, mainly legumes with forage potential. These will be set up in consortium with native fruit plants of high economic potential of selected genetics.

Cascabela thevetia was described by (L.) Lippold and published in Feddes Repertorium 91 (1-2): 52. 1980.

> Cerbera peruviana Pers., Syn. Pl. 1: 267 (1805). Cerbera linearifolia Stokes, Bot. Mat. Med. 1: 490 (1812).

> Thevetia linearis Raf., Sylva Tellur .: 91 (1838).

Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex A.DC. in Candolle, Prodr. 8: 343 (1844). Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler & amp; K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4 (2): 159 (1895). Thevetia peruviana f. In this paper, we present the results of the study of the aurantiaca, H., Bibliography

The species is accepted by:

  • Welsh, SL (1998). Flora Societensis: 1-420. E.P.S. Inc. Utah.
  • Stevens, W.D. & amp; to the. (2001). Flora of Nicaragua Introduction. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85 (1): i-xlii, 1-943. Linares, J.L. (2003, 2005). Commented list of native and cultivated trees in the Republic of El Salvador. Ceiba; to Scientific and Technical Journal Published by Zamorano 44: 105-268.
  • Alvarado-Cárdenas, L.O. & amp; Ocheterena, H. (2007). A phylogenetic analysis of the Cascabelia-Thevetia species complex (Plumerieae, Apocynaceae) based on morphology. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 94: 298-323. Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & amp; Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2009). New cusatlantica silva. Native and introduced trees of El Salvador. Part 1: Angiospermae - Families A to L. Englera , 29 (1): 1-438.