Pleioceras barteri

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Pleioceras barteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Pleioceras
Species: P. barteri
Binomial name
Pleioceras barteri
Baill.
Synonyms[1]
  • Wrightia parviflora Stapf

Pleioceras barteri grows as a shrub, liana or small tree up to 4 metres (13 ft) tall. Its flowers feature dark red or violet corolla lobes with yellow apex. Habitat is in forests, bush or open ground in coastal areas from sea-level to 500 metres (1,600 ft) altitude. Local traditional medicinal uses include as an emmenagogue, abortifacient and also in the treatment of rheumatism and malaria.[2] P. barteri is native to Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, and the Central African Republic.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pleioceras barteri". The Plant List. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. pp. 470–471. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9. 
  3. ^ "Pleioceras barteri". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 1 August 2013.