Tabernaemontana ventricosa

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Tabernaemontana ventricosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Tabernaemontana
Species: T. ventricosa
Binomial name
Tabernaemontana ventricosa
Hochst. ex A.DC.[1]
  • Conopharyngia rutshuruensis De Wild.
  • Conopharyngia usambarensis (K.Schum ex Engl.) Stapf
  • Conopharyngia ventricosa (Hochst. ex A.DC.) Stapf
  • Domkeocarpa pendula Markgr.
  • Sarcopharyngia ventricosa (Hochst. ex A.DC.) Boiteau
  • Tabernaemontana usambarensis K.Schum ex Engl.

Tabernaemontana ventricosa (commonly known as forest toad-tree or small-fruited toad-tree[2]) is a plant in the family Apocynaceae. It grows as a shrub or small tree up to 15 metres (50 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 30 centimetres (12 in). Its fragrant flowers feature white lobes with a pale yellow corolla. The fruit is dark green, with two ellipsoids, up to 10 centimetres (4 in) in diameter. Its habitat is forests from sea-level to 1,850 metres (6,000 ft) altitude. Local medicinal uses include the treatment of wounds, fever and hypertension.[3] The plant is native to tropical central and southern Africa.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c "Tabernaemontana ventricosa". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Tabernaemontana stapfiana". Flora of Zimbabwe. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. pp. 597–598. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9.