Conopharyngia chippii Stapf
Conopharyngia longiflora (Benth.) Stapf
Tabernaemontana chippii (Stapf) Pichon
Tabernaemontana grandiflora Hook.
Tabernaemontana longiflora Benth.
Flowering plant in Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, near Pattaya, Thailand
Photograph by: Tony Rodd
Tabernaemontana africana is a tree with a spreading crown and large, white, fragrant flowers[
]. It grows up to 6 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber and latex, which are used locally.
Western tropical Africa - Senegal to Liberia and Ghana.
Understorey of the closed wet forest from sandy, coastal areas to montane forest[
A tree of the humid tropics, growing from sea level to moderate elevations.
The plant has an abundance of white latex which was permitted at one time as an ingredient of paste rubber called bede-bede under the bye-laws of the Asante chiefs of Ghana[
The wood-ash has been used in soap-making[
The wood ash has been used to provide a mordant for indigo dyeing[
An alkaloid, conoflorine, has been found in the leaves and bark[
The wood is yellowish white, soft and easy to work[
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