Rauvolfia media

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Rauvolfia media
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Rauvolfia
Species: R. media
Binomial name
Rauvolfia media
  • Rauvolfia concolor Pichon
  • Rauvolfia confertiflora Pichon

Rauvolfia media grows as a shrub or small tree up to 10 metres (33 ft) tall. Its fragrant flowers feature white to dull yellow corolla lobes. Habitat is dry forest and savanna from sea-level to 800 metres (2,600 ft) altitude. Extracts of the plant, mixed with food, have been used to poison pest animals.[2] R. media is native to Madagascar and Comoros.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Rauvolfia media". The Plant List. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. p. 485. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9. 
  3. ^ "Rauvolfia media". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families