Conopharyngia retusa (Lam.) G.Don
Pandaca retusa (Lam.) Markgr.
Plumeria retusa Lam.
Tabernaemontana noronhiana Bojer ex A.DC.
Tabernaemontana retusa is an evergreen tree that can grow from 6 - 30 metres tall[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Africa - north and east Madagascar.
Usually a canopy tree in lowland forests[
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The leaves are applied as an emollient and are also used against lung conditions[
The seeds contain the pharmacologically active voaphylline, pachysiphine and tabersonine[
The leaves contain 3-oxovoacangine and voacristine[
Heyneanine occurs in the leaves, stem bark and root bark[
The root bark also contains ibogamine[
Voacangine occurs in the seeds, leaves and stem bark[
Coronaridine occurs in the seeds, stem bark and root bark[
A latex is obtained from the tree[
]. It was believed to have potential for making rubber, but was found to have no elasticity[
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