Tabernaemontana coffeoides

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Tabernaemontana coffeoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Tabernaemontana
Species: T. coffeoides
Binomial name
Tabernaemontana coffeoides
Bojer ex. A.DC.

Tabernaemontana coffeoides grows as a shrub or small tree up to 10 metres (33 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 20 centimetres (7.9 in). Its fragrant flowers feature white corolla lobes. Habitat is on dunes or rocks in dry forest, bush or savanna from sea-level to 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) altitude. Local medicinal uses include for weight loss and to combat fatigue.[3] T. coffeoides is native to Seychelles, Comoros and Madagascar.[4][3][5] It is also rich in pharmacologically interesting indole alkaloids.[1][1]


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  2. ^ "Tabernaemontana coffeoides". The Plant List. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. pp. 587–589. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9. 
  4. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  5. ^ "Tabernaemontana coffeoides". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 4 August 2013.