The generic name is often mis-spelt as Rauwolfia[
Rauvolfia javanica is closely related to Rauvolfia sumatrana[
Rauvolfia javanica is a tree usually growing up to 22 metres tall, occasionally to 30 metres. The bole is up to 65cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Although we have seen no specific information for this species, most if not all members of this genus contain poisonous alkaloids[
Southeast Asia - Indonesia.
Lowland to lower montane rain forest, sometimes in open places, at elevations up to 1,800 metres[
The pounded leaves are used externally to treat wounds[
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