Callichilia barteri

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Callichilia barteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Callichilia
Species: C. barteri
Binomial name
Callichilia barteri
(Hook.f.) Stapf
Synonyms[1]
  • Hedranthera barteri (Hook.f.) Pichon
  • Tabernaemontana barteri Hook.f.

Callichilia barteri grows as a shrub up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall. Its fragrant flowers feature a white corolla. Fruit is yellow to orange with paired follicles, each up to 5 centimetres (2.0 in) long. Habitat is in forests. Local medicinal uses include as a treatment for gonorrhoea and as an anthelmintic and childhood laxative.[2] C. barteri is found in Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Callichilia barteri". The Plant List. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. pp. 133–135. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9. 
  3. ^ Search for "Callichilia barteri", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 16 August 2013