Indian Oleander (Nerium odorum)

Company School1770/1810

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
Exeter, United Kingdom

All parts of the oleander plant are very
poisonous and if eaten it can cause heart failure. Like foxglove (Digitalis) juice it can be used in very
small doses to slow the heart rate.
Recently oleander has been
used in a widely promoted skincare treatment, NeriumAD rejuvenating cream.Drawings of Indian plants and trees later named at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew


  • Title: Indian Oleander (Nerium odorum)
  • Date: 1770/1810
  • Physical Dimensions: w390 x h555 mm
  • Provenance: Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter City Council.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Medium: Watercolour
  • Artist: Company School

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