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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana siphilitica

(L.f.) Leeuwenb.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Anacampta echinata (Aubl.) Markgr.

Anacampta hirtula (Mart. ex Müll.Arg.) Miers

Anacampta longifolia (Benth.) Miers

Bonafousia guyanensis (Müll.Arg.) Miers

Bonafousia hirtula (Mart. ex Müll.Arg.) Markgr.

Bonafousia juruana Markgr.

Bonafousia killipii (Woodson) Markgr.

Bonafousia siphilitica (L.f.) L.Allorge

Bonafousia speciosa (Poir.) Boiteau

Bonafousia tessmannii Markgr.

Bonafousia tetrastachya (Kunth) Markgr.

Echites siphiliticus L.f.

Malouetia tetrastachya (Kunth) Miers

Mesechites siphiliticus (L.f.) Lemée

Peschiera echinata (Aubl.) A.DC.

Tabernaemontana cuyabensis Malme

Tabernaemontana duckei Huber

Tabernaemontana echinata Aubl.

Tabernaemontana guianensis Miq.

Tabernaemontana guyanensis Müll.Arg.

Tabernaemontana hirtula Mart. ex Müll.Arg.

Tabernaemontana juruana (Markgr.) K.Schum. ex J.F.Macbr.

Tabernaemontana killipii Woodson

Tabernaemontana longifolia Benth.

Tabernaemontana repanda E.Mey.

Tabernaemontana speciosa Poir.

Tabernaemontana tessmannii (Markgr.) J.F.Macbr.

Tabernaemontana tetrastachya Kunth

Common Name:

Tabernaemontana siphilitica

General Information

Tabernaemontana siphilitica is a shrub or a tree that can grow up to 6 metres tall[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas.

Habitat

An understorey plant in rainforest and marshy areas[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height4.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
]. The thin layer of white pulp is eaten[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
]. The fruit is up to 40mm long and 23mm wide, containing several seeds up to 10mm long[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].

Medicinal

A decoction of the leaves and stems is used in the treatment of syphilis[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

A decoction of the stem bark, combined with the with leaves of Bonafousia undulata, is used in the treatment of rheumatism[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

An infusion of the leaves is used to treat malaria[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
]. A decoction of the leaves is used as a wash to treat children who are believed to be sick because their father has hunted tapir[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

The plant contains alkaloids of the corynane, ibogane and aspidospermane types[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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