Tabernaemontana pachysiphon

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Tabernaemontana pachysiphon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Tabernaemontana
Species: T. pachysiphon
Binomial name
Tabernaemontana pachysiphon
Stapf
Synonyms[1]
  • Conopharyngia angolensis (Stapf) Stapf
  • Conopharyngia cumminsii Stapf
  • Conopharyngia holstii (K.Schum) Stapf
  • Conopharyngia pachysiphon (Stapf) Stapf
  • Sarcopharyngia angolensis (Stapf) L.Allorge
  • Tabernaemontana angolensis Stapf
  • Tabernaemontana holstii K.Schum
  • Voacanga dichotoma K.Schum

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon grows as a shrub or small tree up to 15 metres (49 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 40 centimetres (16 in). Its fragrant flowers feature white to pale yellow corolla lobes. Fruit is green, almost spherical, up to 15 centimetres (5.9 in) in diameter. Habitat is forests from sea-level to 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) altitude. Its numerous local medicinal uses include as a styptic, and as a treatment for headache, hypertension and to relieve cramps.[2] The plant is native to Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambia.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabernaemontana pachysiphon". The Plant List. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. pp. 593–596. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9. 
  3. ^ "Tabernaemontana pachysiphon". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 4 August 2013.