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Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana sphaerocarpa

Blume

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Ervatamia sphaerocarpa (Blume) Burkill

Pagiantha fagraeoides (Miq.) Markgr.

Pagiantha sphaerocarpa (Blume) Markgr.

Tabernaemontana fagraeoides Miq.

Tabernaemontana javanica Miq.

Common Name:

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General Information

Tabernaemontana sphaerocarpa is a tree that usually grows 5 - 15 metres tall, with occasional specimens to 20 metres. The bole can be 10 - 40cm in diameter[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use. It is often planted as an ornamental in gardens and cemeteries[
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Known Hazards

All parts of the plant are considered to be poisonous in Java[310.

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

Forests at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the bark is rubbed on the skin as a treatment against fever[
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The crushed leaves, mixed with chalk, are applied to the forehead as a treatment against eye infections[
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The latex is a cure for various skin afflictions[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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