The generic name is often mis-spelt as Rauwolfia[
Rauvolfia oreogiton Markgr.
Rauvolfia volkensii Engl.
Tabernaemontana volkensii K.Schum.
Rauvolfia volkensii is a shrub or a tree with spreading, sometimes drooping branchlets; it can grow from 1 - 5 metres tall[
The plant 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[
East tropical Africa - northeastern Tanzania.
Found at elevations from 900 - 2,100 metres[
An infusion of the root and bark is taken as an infusion to treat snakebites and gonorrhoea, and also to increase lactation in nursing mothers[
The principal alkaloids in the roots are reserpiline (0.15%) and ajmaline (0.08%); the reserpine content in the roots is very low[
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