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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana pandacaqui

Lam.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Alstonia pacifica (Seem.) A.C.Sm.

Anartia recurva Miers

Ervatamia angustisepala (Benth.) Domin

Ervatamia benthamiana Domin

Ervatamia biflora (Elmer) Pichon

Ervatamia brachybotrys (Merr.) Pichon

Ervatamia calcicola Kerr

Ervatamia capsicoides (Merr.) Pichon

Ervatamia cumingiana (A.DC.) Markgr.

Ervatamia daemeliana Domin

Ervatamia decaisnei (A.DC.) Markgr.

Ervatamia ecarinata (Merr.) Pichon

Ervatamia eriophora Markgr.

Ervatamia floribunda (Blume) Pichon

Ervatamia hexagona (Merr.) Pichon

Ervatamia lifuana Boiteau & L.Allorge

Ervatamia linearifolia (Merr.) Markgr.

Ervatamia merrilliana Markgr.

Ervatamia mindorensis (Merr.) Markgr.

Ervatamia montensis S.Moore

Ervatamia mucronata (Merr.) Markgr.

Ervatamia obtusiuscula Markgr.

Ervatamia oligantha (Merr.) Pichon

Ervatamia orientalis (R.Br.) Domin

Ervatamia pandacaqui (Lam.) Pichon

Ervatamia parviflora Meijer Drees

Ervatamia polygama (Blanco) Markgr.

Ervatamia puberula Tsiang & P.T.Li

Ervatamia pubescens (R.Br.) Domin

Ervatamia punctulata (Warb.) Markgr.

Ervatamia rotensis Kaneh.

Ervatamia subglobosa (Merr.) Pichon

Pagiantha oligantha (Merr.) Markgr.

Pagiantha pandacaqui (Lam.) Markgr.

Pagiantha subglobosa (Merr.) Markgr.

Rejoua pacifica (Seem.) Markgr.

Tabernaemontana arborescens Perrier

Tabernaemontana biflora Elmer

Tabernaemontana brachybotrys Merr.

Tabernaemontana capsicoides Merr.

Tabernaemontana caudata Merr.

Tabernaemontana cerniflora Zipp. ex Span.

Tabernaemontana citrifolia G.Forst.

Tabernaemontana congestiflora Elmer

Tabernaemontana cumingiana A.DC.

Tabernaemontana decaisnei A.DC.

Tabernaemontana diclinis K.Schum. & Lauterb.

Tabernaemontana ebracteata R.Br.

Tabernaemontana ecarinata Merr.

Tabernaemontana floribunda Blume

Tabernaemontana guangdongensis P.T.Li

Tabernaemontana hexagona Merr.

Tabernaemontana indica Lam.

Tabernaemontana laurifolia Blanco

Tabernaemontana laxiflora Teijsm. & Binn.

Tabernaemontana linearifolia Merr.

Tabernaemontana mindanaensis Merr.

Tabernaemontana mindorensis Merr.

Tabernaemontana mollis Hook. & Arn.

Tabernaemontana mucronata Merr.

Tabernaemontana multiflora Sm.

Tabernaemontana oligantha Merr.

Tabernaemontana orientalis R.Br.

Tabernaemontana pacifica Seem.

Tabernaemontana parviflora Decne.

Tabernaemontana polygama Blanco

Tabernaemontana puberula Merr.

Tabernaemontana pubescens R.Br.

Tabernaemontana pubescens Teijsm. & Binn.

Tabernaemontana punctulata Warb.

Tabernaemontana riedeliana Miq.

Tabernaemontana rotensis (Kaneh.) P.T.Li

Tabernaemontana semperflorens Perrier

Tabernaemontana subglobosa Merr.

Tabernaemontana thailandensis P.T.Li

Tabernaemontana vitiensis Seem.

Common Name:

Tabernaemontana pandacaqui
Flowering branches
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General Information

Tabernaemontana pandacaqui is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing from 1 - 14 metres tall[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. The bole can be 20cm in diameter[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
710
Title
Tropical Flowering Plants. A Guide to Identification and Cultivation.
Publication
 
Author
Llamas K.A.
Publisher
Timber Press; Oregon.
Year
2003
ISBN
0-88192-585-3
Description
A terse guide for the gardener to almost 1,500 species of ornamental tropical plants with brief details on their cultivation and, usually, a small photograph of good quality.
].
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild, mainly for local medicinal use.

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, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Australia and the west Pacific Islands.

Habitat

Open forests, brushwoods at low to middle elevations in southern 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.
]. Thickets at low elevations in the Philippines[
582
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/mp/mplants.html
Publisher
Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site from the Philippines Department of Agriculture, giving information in a readable way on the medicinal uses of many plants in their area.
]. Forest or bush, often on limestone, at elevations from sea-level to 1,800 metres[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Grows well in full sun to partial shade[
710
Title
Tropical Flowering Plants. A Guide to Identification and Cultivation.
Publication
 
Author
Llamas K.A.
Publisher
Timber Press; Oregon.
Year
2003
ISBN
0-88192-585-3
Description
A terse guide for the gardener to almost 1,500 species of ornamental tropical plants with brief details on their cultivation and, usually, a small photograph of good quality.
]. Prefers a fertile, well-drained soil[
710
Title
Tropical Flowering Plants. A Guide to Identification and Cultivation.
Publication
 
Author
Llamas K.A.
Publisher
Timber Press; Oregon.
Year
2003
ISBN
0-88192-585-3
Description
A terse guide for the gardener to almost 1,500 species of ornamental tropical plants with brief details on their cultivation and, usually, a small photograph of good quality.
].
Plants can flower and fruit all year round[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used as a cataplasm on the belly to induce menstruation and to hasten parturition[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
582
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/mp/mplants.html
Publisher
Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site from the Philippines Department of Agriculture, giving information in a readable way on the medicinal uses of many plants in their area.
].
A decoction of the leaves is added to the bath of women after parturition[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

The milky juice of the plant is said to be an effective treatment for swellings[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
,
582
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/mp/mplants.html
Publisher
Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site from the Philippines Department of Agriculture, giving information in a readable way on the medicinal uses of many plants in their area.
]. The latex is applied as an emollient to bruises and wounds, and also to swellings[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

A decoction of the root and the bark is used to relieve affections of the stomach and intestines[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
,
582
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/mp/mplants.html
Publisher
Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site from the Philippines Department of Agriculture, giving information in a readable way on the medicinal uses of many plants in their area.
]. The roots are used as an antidiarrhoeal[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. Women use the root and bark at childbirth[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
,
582
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/mp/mplants.html
Publisher
Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site from the Philippines Department of Agriculture, giving information in a readable way on the medicinal uses of many plants in their area.
].
The root is scraped and rubbed onto a sore nose[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Sap from the ripe fruit is applied to skin affected by ringworm[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

A poultice of the plant is used to reduce swellings and abscesses[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

The leaves are used as a bleaching agent[
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.
,
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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