Rauvolfia mannii

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Rauvolfia mannii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Rauvolfia
Species: R. mannii
Binomial name
Rauvolfia mannii
Stapf
Synonyms[1]
  • Rauvolfia cardiocarpa K.Schum
  • Rauvolfia cumminsii Stapf
  • Rauvolfia liberiensis Stapf
  • Rauvolfia longiacuminata De Wild. & T.Durand
  • Rauvolfia obscura K.Schum
  • Rauvolfia preussii K.Schum
  • Rauvolfia rosea K.Schum

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.[2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rauvolfia mannii". The Plant List. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. p. 484. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9. 
  3. ^ "Rauvolfia mannii". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2 August 2013.