Alafia multiflora

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Alafia multiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Apocynoideae
Tribe: Malouetieae
Genus: Alafia
Species: A. multiflora
Binomial name
Alafia multiflora
(Stapf) Stapf
Synonyms[1]
  • Alafia malouetioides K.Schum
  • Holalafia multiflora Stapf

Alafia multiflora grows as a liana up to 40 metres (130 ft) long, with a stem diameter of up to 18 centimetres (7.1 in). Its fragrant flowers feature a white corolla, often green outside. Habitat is riverine forest, from sea-level to 750 metres (2,460 ft) altitude. Local medicinal uses include as a treatment for wounds, ulcers and abdominal pains. The plant has been used as arrow poison.[2] A. multiflora is found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Gabon, Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alafia multiflora". The Plant List. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. pp. 53–54. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9. 
  3. ^ "Alafia multiflora". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 14 August 2013.