Rauvolfia mannii

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Rauvolfia mannii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Rauvolfia
Species: R. mannii
Binomial name
Rauvolfia mannii
Stapf[1]
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. Its habitat is forests from sea level to 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) altitude. The plant has been used as arrow poison.[2] Rauvolfia mannii is native to tropical Africa from Liberia east and south to Malawi.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rauvolfia mannii". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. p. 484. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9.