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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana macrocalyx

Müll.Arg.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Anacampta macrocalyx (Müll.Arg.) Markgr.

Anacampta muelleriana (Mart. ex Müll.Arg.) Markgr.

Bonafousia macrocalyx (Müll.Arg.) Boiteau & L.Allorge

Bonafousia morettii L.Allorge

Bonafousia muelleriana (Mart. ex Müll.Arg.) Boiteau & L.Allorge

Codonemma calycinum Miers

Codonemma macrocalyx (Müll.Arg.) Miers

Odontadenia macrocalyx (Müll.Arg.) Miers

Peschiera multiflora Spruce ex Miers

Quadricasaea caquetensis Woodson

Quadricasaea inaequilateralis Woodson

Tabernaemontana benthamiana Müll.Arg.

Tabernaemontana inaequilateralis (Woodson) Pichon

Tabernaemontana muelleriana Mart. ex Müll.Arg.

Common Name:

Tabernaemontana macrocalyx
Flowering stem
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General Information

Tabernaemontana macrocalyx is a shrub or a tree.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas.

Habitat

Found in rainforest at elevations below 1,000 metres in Ecuador.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The stem bark is macerated for the latex, which is employed as an hallucinogen[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

The bark of the stem and roots is decocted into a wash to treat abscesses and erysipelas, and is applied locally to the infected sores[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

Alkaloids in the stem-bark include coronaridine, heyneanine, voacangine and voacangarine[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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