Some 8 spices of evergreen shrubs and trees, produce a with white latex.  Leaves alternate, densely arranged on slender branchlets.  Flower petals (corolla) yellow, funnel form, narrow throat; calyx deeply divided, with many basal glands inside; stamens inserted in distal narrow part of corolla tube; filaments very short.  Fruit a drupe with a depressed globose shape, 2 seeds per locule.
Thevetia: after Andre Thevet (1502-1592) French monk and traveler in Brazil and Guyana.

Pronunciation: 
thev-VET-ee-uh
Family: 
Apocynaceae