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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana sananho

Ruiz & Pav.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Bonafousia sananho (Ruiz & Pav.) Markgr.

Merizadenia sananho (Ruiz & Pav.) Miers

Taberna poeppigii (Müll.Arg.) Miers

Tabernaemontana poeppigii Müll.Arg.

Common Name:

Tabernaemontana sananho
Ripening fruits
Photograph by: Rodolfo Vásquez
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General Information

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[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

412
Title
Illustrated Guide to the Trees of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Pennington, T.D.; Reynel, C. & Daza, A.
Publisher
David Hunt; Sherbourne, England.
Year
2004
ISBN
0 9538134 3 6
Description
A very terse guide to the trees of Peru, managing to give basic guides to a large number of genera, with more detail on a few species in each genus.

Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana.

Habitat

Along the edges of the forest and amongst shrubs and small trees in areas of secondary growth, at elevations up to 630 metres[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitTree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bitter-tasting latex is used in traditional medicine[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

A latex exudes copiously from the cut bark[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is used medicinally[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

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[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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