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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana pauciflora

Blume

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Ervatamia blumeana Markgr.

Ervatamia calycina (Wall.) Lace

Ervatamia dinhensis (Pit.) Pichon

Ervatamia harmandiana (Pierre ex Pit.) Kerr

Ervatamia malaccensis (Hook.f.) King & Gamble

Ervatamia membranifolia (Kurz) Lace

Ervatamia polysperma (Merr.) Pichon

Ervatamia sralensis (Pierre ex Pit.) Kerr

Tabernaemontana calycina Wall.

Tabernaemontana dinhensis Pit.

Tabernaemontana harmandiana Pierre ex Pit.

Tabernaemontana malaccensis Hook.f.

Tabernaemontana membranifolia Kurz

Tabernaemontana polysperma Merr.

Tabernaemontana rhynchophylla Miq.

Tabernaemontana sralensis Pierre ex Pit. in H.Lecomte

Common Name:

Tabernaemontana pauciflora
Leaves and young fruits
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General Information

Tabernaemontana pauciflora is a shrub or small tree, usually growing from 0.5 - 2 metres tall, with occasional specimens as large as 6 metres[
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The plant is gathered from the wild for local medicinal use[
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Known Hazards

Shavings of the root are sometimes included in preparations for dart poison[
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Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indo-China, Indonesia.

Habitat

Forest understoreys, often on stream banks from sea-level to 600 metres[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Flowers and fruits throughout the year[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

Various parts of the plant are applied as a poultice for boils[
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The plant is used to cure headaches[
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A decoction of the bark, juice from the plant, or steam from boiling the plants is used to remedy various syphilitic afflictions[
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The roots, leaves and fruits are used to remedy internal abscesses, they may be taken internally or made into a poultice and applied externally[
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The fruits are used to treat eruptions of the skin[
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The root is antipyretic[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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