Rauvolfia sumatrana is closely related to Rauvolfia javanica[
The generic name is often mis-spelt as Rauwolfia[
Cyrtosiphonia madurensis Teijsm. & Binn.
Cyrtosiphonia reflexa (Teijsm. & Binn.) Miq.
Cyrtosiphonia spectabilis Miq.
Cyrtosiphonia sumatrana (Jack) Miq.
Rauvolfia blumeana Valeton ex Koord.-Schum.
Rauvolfia madurensis (Teijsm. & Binn.) Burck ex Koord.-Schum.
Rauvolfia palawanensis Elmer
Rauvolfia reflexa Teijsm. & Binn.
Rauvolfia samarensis Merr.
Rauvolfia spectabilis (Miq.) Boerl.
Rauvolfia sumatrana is a tree growing up to 20 metres tall[
]. The bole is up to 25cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. It is sometimes cultivated for medicinal use[
Although we have seen no specific information for this species, most if not all members of this genus contain poisonous alkaloids[
E. Asia - southern China, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
Lowland dipterocarp forest and teak forest, sometimes also in forest edges, littoral forest and more open places in secondary vegetation, at elevations up to 1,400 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The bark is used to treat dysentery. In the Philippines, the dried bark is reported as an antimalarial[
The bark is reported to serve as a laxative[
The lightweight wood is sometimes used for planks and small objects such as knife handles[
]. The wood is used to make rapier scabbards[
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