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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana bovina

Lour.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Ervatamia balansae (Pit.) Pichon

Ervatamia bonii (Pit.) Pichon

Ervatamia bovina (Lour.) Markgr.

Ervatamia dakgleiensis

Ervatamia daktoensis

Ervatamia longicuspidata

Ervatamia nemoralis (Pit.) Markgr.

Ervatamia officinalis Tsiang

Ervatamia pallida Pierre ex Spire

Ervatamia petelotii

Ervatamia tonkinensis (Pierre ex Pit.) Markgr.

Tabernaemontana balansae Pit.

Tabernaemontana bonii Pit.

Tabernaemontana nemoralis Pit.

Tabernaemontana officinalis (Tsiang) P.T.Li

Tabernaemontana pallida (Pierre ex Spire) Hu

Tabernaemontana tonkinensis Pierre ex Pit.

Common Name:

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General Information

Tabernaemontana bovina is a shrub or small tree growing from 0.5 - 5 metres tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
A latex obtained from the roots has been used to make rubber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam.

Habitat

Sparse montane forests at elevations from 200 - 1,000 metres in China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A latex obtained from the roots can be used to make rubber[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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