Wrightia demartiniana

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Wrightia demartiniana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Wrightia
Species: W. demartiniana
Binomial name
Wrightia demartiniana
  • Piaggiaea boranensis Chiov.
  • Piaggiaea demartiniana (Chiov.) Chiov.
  • Wrightia boranensis (Chiov.) Cufod.

Wrightia demartiniana grows as a shrub as a shrub or small tree up to 5 metres (16 ft) tall. Its fragrant flowers feature a white or creamy corolla. Fruit is grey-green with paired follicles, up to 30 centimetres (12 in) in diameter. Habitat is bushland from 100 metres (330 ft) to 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) altitude. Local medicinal uses include the treatment of kidney problems, gonorrhoea and as a laxative. W. demartiniana is native to Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania.[2]


  1. ^ "Wrightia demartiniana". The Plant List. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. pp. 633–634. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9.