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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana ciliata

Pichon

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Pandaca anisophylla (Pichon) Markgr.

Pandaca callosa (Pichon) Markgr.

Pandaca ciliata (Pichon) Markgr.

Pandaca cuneata (Pichon) Markgr.

Pandaca longissima Markgr.

Pandaca longituba (Pichon) Markgr.

Pandaca ochrascens (Pichon) Markgr.

Pandaca pichoniana Markgr.

Pandacastrum saccharatum Pichon

Tabernaemontana anisophylla Pichon

Tabernaemontana callosa Pichon

Tabernaemontana cuneata Pichon

Tabernaemontana longituba Pichon

Tabernaemontana ochrascens Pichon

Common Name:

Tabernaemontana ciliata
Flowers
Photograph by: George E. Schatz
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General Information

Tabernaemontana ciliata is an evergreen shrub or a tree growing 7 - 8 metres tall[
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

The latex is poisonous[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Botanical References

455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

Africa - north and east Madagascar.

Habitat

Humid and subhumid forests at elevations below 1,000 metres.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The latex is strongly purgative[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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