Oleander family: APOCYNACEAE (ASTERIDAE) in Australia
including
Asclepiadaceae, Periplocaceae, Plumeriaceae, Stapeliaceae, Vincaceae, and Willughbeiaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Christine Ashe
  
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Acokanthera oppositifolia
Poison Bush
Sydney, August 2006

Allamanda violacea
Purple Allamanda
Sydney, August 2006

Araujia sericifera
Moth Plant
Concord, January 2007

Asclepias curassavica
Blood Flower
Concord, October 2006

Asclepias syriaca
Virginia Milkweed
Photo: courtesy of Ellen Reid The Bible Museum
St Arnaud, Victoria

Catharanthus roseus
Rosy Periwinkle
Sydney, August 2006

Cerbera manghas
Australian Native Fangipani
Magnetic Island, January 2008
Photos: courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Ceropegia
Chain of Hearts
Wyee, April 2007

Dipladenia sanderi
Brazilian Jasmine
Sydney, August 2006

Gomphocarpus cancellatus
Wild Cotton
Photo: courtesy of Ellen Reid,
The Bible Museum,
St Arnaud, Victoria

Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Milkweed
Sydney, August 2006

Hoya carnosa
Wax Flower
Magnetic Island, February 2008
Photos: courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Mandevilla "Sun Parasol"
Rocktrumpet
Villawood, Sydney
Photos: courtesy of
Amanda Evans

Marsdenia rostrata
Common Milk Vine
Bribie Island, January 1992

Marsdenia suaveolens
Scented Milk Vine
New South Wales coast, February 1993

Nerium oleander
Oleander
Sydney, August 2006

Ochrosia elliptica
Bloodhorn
Magnetic Island, September 2008
Photos: courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Parsonsia straminea
Silkpod
Wyee, February 2007

Plumeria alba
Frangipani
Lidcombe, November 2006

Plumeria obtusa
Singapore Plumeria
Bundaberg, October 2006

Plumeria rubra
Red Frangipani
Sydney, March 2008

Stapelia lepida
Carrion Flower
Wyee, January 2006

Strophanthus speciosus
Forest Poison Rope
Sydney, November 2007,
Royal Botanic Gardens

Tabernaemontana cerifera
New Caledonian Jasmine
Wyee, February 2007

Thevetia peruviana
Yellow Oleander
Bundaberg, August 2006

Trachelospermum jasminoides
Star Jasmine
Sydney, October 2006

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Tricolor'
Confederate Jasmine
Sydney, December 2006

Vinca major
Greater Periwinkle
Sydney, August 2007

Vinca minor
Periwinkle
Sydney, August 2006

Despite being poisonous to humans, species in APOCYNACEAE are the favoured foodplant of many caterpillars of Australian butterflies and moths, including:


Euploea core

Euploea algea

Euploea sylvester

Danaus affinis

Danaus chrysippus

Danaus plexippus

Tirumala hamata

Digama marmorea

Amerila rubripes
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Dichromia quinqualis

Fodina ostorius

Mecodina praecipua

Agathia pisina

Comostola chlorargyra

Euclasta maceratalis

Glyphodes microta

Parotis marginata

Glyphodes onychinalis

Euclasta whalleyi

Daphnis placida

Nephele subvaria

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(updated 30 November 2013, 23 December 2014, 24 December 2015, 1 April 2016)