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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana macrocarpa

Jack

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Ervatamia macrocarpa (Jack) Merr.

Ervatamia plumeriifolia (Elmer) Pichon

Neuburgia sumatrana (Miq.) Boerl.

Orchipeda sumatrana Miq.

Pagiantha macrocarpa (Jack) Markgr.

Pagiantha megacarpa (Merr.) Markgr.

Pagiantha plumeriifolia (Elmer) Markgr.

Tabernaemontana megacarpa Merr.

Tabernaemontana plumeriifolia (Elmer) Merr.

Voacanga plumeriifolia Elmer

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General Information

Tabernaemontana macrocarpa is a tree that can grow from 5 - 25 metres tall. The bole can be 10 - 50cm in diameter, occasionally to 100cm[
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of latex.

Known Hazards

The chopped root is an ingredient of arrow poison[
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Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Forest understoreys or less often scrub, at elevations from sea-level to 1,000 metres[
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Properties

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HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant flowers and fruits throughout the year[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The fruit is used to relieve toothache[
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Other Uses

A sticky latex is obtained from the plant[
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Propagation

Seed -

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