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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana aurantiaca

Gaudich.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Rejoua aurantiaca (Gaudich.) Gaudich.

Rejoua novoguineensis (Scheff.) Markgr.

Tabernaemontana anguinea Hemsl.

Tabernaemontana longipedunculata K.Schum.

Tabernaemontana novoguineensis Scheff.

Tabernaemontana pentasticta Scheff.

Common Name:

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General Information

Tabernaemontana aurantiaca is sometimes a shrub, but more commonly a tree; it can grow from 3 - 15 metres tall. The bole can be 5 - 30cm in diameter[
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia through New Guinea to Vanuatu in the western Pacific.

Habitat

Coastal flood plains, periodically inundated riverine and swamp forest and occasionally on limestone, at elevations from sea-level up to 125 metres[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant flowers and fruits simultaneously throughout the year[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant sap, mixed with coconut oil, is used as a vesicant[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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