Bonafousia sananho (Ruiz & Pav.) Markgr.
Merizadenia sananho (Ruiz & Pav.) Miers
Taberna poeppigii (Müll.Arg.) Miers
Tabernaemontana poeppigii Müll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana sananho is a shrub or a tree with a light, spreading canopy; it can grow up to 8 metres tall. The bole slender and can be unbranched for 1.5 metres[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
S. America - northern Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana.
Along the edges of the forest and amongst shrubs and small trees in areas of secondary growth, at elevations up to 630 metres[
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The bitter-tasting latex is used in traditional medicine[
A latex exudes copiously from the cut bark[
]. It is used medicinally[
The creamy yellow wood has dark chocolate brown, grayish or pale purplish streaks. The grain is interwoven, the wood is light in weight and rather soft. It is somewhat fibrous, easy to cut; but subject to stain[
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