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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana citrifolia

L.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Ervatamia citrifolia (L.) M.R.Almeida

Tabernaemontana lanceolata Miers

Tabernaemontana plumieri E.H.L.Krause

Common Name:

Tabernaemontana citrifolia
Close-up of the flower
Photograph by: Pancrat
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General Information

Tabernaemontana citrifolia is a shrub or small tree growing about 3 metres tall[
567
Title
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 8
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Government Printing Office; Washington.
Year
1905
ISBN
 
Description
Includes an article on the economic plants of Puerto Rico. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of timber.

Known Hazards

The wood has caused dermatitis, apparently with systemic toxicity[
407
Title
BoDD (Botanical Dermatology Database)
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://bodd.cf.ac.uk/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief notes on a very wide range of plants that have reports of causing harm to the skin.
].

Botanical References


Range

Caribbean - Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The flowers are sweetly scented[
411
Title
Trees and Shrubs of Mexico
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 23
Author
Standley P.C.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
Although dated, it contains a wealth of information on the trees and shrubs of Mexico, including many of their uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The milky sap is applied to warts to destroy them[
411
Title
Trees and Shrubs of Mexico
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 23
Author
Standley P.C.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
Although dated, it contains a wealth of information on the trees and shrubs of Mexico, including many of their uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The bark is anthelmintic, febrifuge and tonic[
411
Title
Trees and Shrubs of Mexico
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 23
Author
Standley P.C.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
Although dated, it contains a wealth of information on the trees and shrubs of Mexico, including many of their uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
526
Title
An Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences.
Publication
 
Author
Gould G.M.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
P. Blakiston's Son & Co.; Philadelphia.
Year
1907
ISBN
 
Description
A major work at the time, though very dated now. Contains quite a lot of information about medicinal plant uses.
].

Other Uses

The wood is used locally for general purposes[
407
Title
BoDD (Botanical Dermatology Database)
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://bodd.cf.ac.uk/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief notes on a very wide range of plants that have reports of causing harm to the skin.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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