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Nerium oleander

Nerium oleander L.

Family: Mirtaceae

Name justification:
The name of the genus comes from an old Greek name applied to a similar plant. 
The specific adjective refers to the similarity between its leaves and the ones of the olive

Common name: Oleander
Description: Small tree
Leaf: Evergreen Broad Entire

Origin and distribution:
Its original area surrounds the Mediterranean Sea, extending to the east, up to Mesopotamia. In Spain, it is not an indigenous plant in Galicia, but can be found there as an ornamental plant.

Location in the garden:
There is only one specimen, growing at the slope of 'O Pombal' street.


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