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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana rostrata

Wall.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Ervatamia calyculata Markgr.

Ervatamia curtisii King & Gamble

Ervatamia cylindrocarpa King & Gamble

Ervatamia evrardii (Pit.) Pichon

Ervatamia garciniifolia (Pierre ex Pit.) Kerr

Ervatamia pitardii (Gagnep.) Kerr

Ervatamia rostrata (Wall.) Markgr.

Tabernaemontana cylindrocarpa (King & Gamble) Merr.

Tabernaemontana evrardii Pit.

Tabernaemontana garciniifolia Pierre ex Pit.

Tabernaemontana micrantha Voigt

Tabernaemontana nicobarica Liebm.

Tabernaemontana parviflora Roxb.

Tabernaemontana pitardii Gagnep.

Common Name:

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General Information

Tabernaemontana rostrata is a shrub growing 0.5 - 2 metres tall[
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The plant is gathered from the wild for local medicinal use[
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Known Hazards

The bark and leaves are ingredients of a dart poison[
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Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Forest and scrub at elevations from sea-level to 1,400 metres[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves, pounded with turmeric (Curcuma longa) and rice, are used as a poultice against itch and eczema[
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Both the root and bark are astringent[
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The latex of the root is used as a treatment against diarrhoea and dysentery[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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