Cabucala cryptophlebia (Baker) Pichon
Carissa cryptophlebia Baker
Jasminonerium cryptophlebium (Baker) Kuntze
Petchia cryptophlebia is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow up to 9 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Petchia cryptophlebia occurs only in the rainforest area of Madagascar, which is seriously threatened, and the species has almost stopped regenerating. Thus, measures should be taken to ensure natural regeneration so that the genetic basis stays sound[
Africa - eastern Madagascar.
Seasonal forests, undergrowth in moist forests at elevations below 1,500 metres[
The stem bark and root bark are used in the treatment of hallucinations, malaria and hypertension, and are also used as an aphrodisiac[
The leaves contain cabucine and 2 oxindole alkaloids, as well as some flavonoids[
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