Alafia barteri

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Alafia barteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Apocynoideae
Tribe: Malouetieae
Genus: Alafia
Species: A. barteri
Binomial name
Alafia barteri
Oliv.
Synonyms[1]

Alafia barteri grows as a liana up to 35 metres (115 ft) long, with a stem diameter of up to 3 centimetres (1.2 in). Its fragrant flowers feature a white corolla. Fruit is dark brown with paired cylindrical follicles, each up to 50 centimetres (20 in) in diameter. Habitat is lowland forest from sea-level to 200 metres (660 ft) altitude. Local medicinal uses include as a treatment for malaria and rheumatism.[2] A. barteri is native to Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alafia barteri". The Plant List. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. pp. 51–52. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9. 
  3. ^ "Alafia barteri". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 11 August 2013.