Name: Doflaa

Scientific name: Nerium oleander

Type: Tree

Color: Green

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Size: 120 - 300 cm

Conservation status:



Family: Apocynaceae. Growth form: Tree. Flowering. All year. Status: Introduced. Also recorded: UAE. Habitat & distribution: Not known but widespread throughout the Gulf; native to parts of UAE and Oman. Uses: Widely planted in towns for shade and landscaping. The bitter roots are used medicinally, including as a diuretic and emetic. Ghazanfar states that the leaves are used for the treatment of bronchitis and coughs in Arabia.