Rauvolfia mannii grows as a shrub or small tree up to 8 metres (26 ft) tall. Its fragrant flowers feature white to pink or red-brown, or yellow corolla lobes. Habitat is in forests from sea-level to 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) altitude. The plant has been used as arrow poison. R. mannii is native to Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania.
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