If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.
Useful Tropical Plants

Tabernaemontana stapfiana

Britten

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Conopharyngia bequaertii De Wild.

Conopharyngia johnstonii Stapf

Conopharyngia stapfiana (Britten) Stapf

Sarcopharyngia stapfiana (Britten) Boiteau

Tabernaemontana johnstonii (Stapf) Pichon

Common Name:

Tabernaemontana stapfiana
Close-up of the flowers
Photograph by: Bart Wursten
Creative Commons License
Tabernaemontana stapfiana Tabernaemontana stapfiana

General Information

Tabernaemontana stapfiana is a tree with a widely-spreading crown; it usually grows up to 25 metres tall, exceptionally to 35 metres. The bole is up to 90cm in diameter[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. It is planted as a shade-providing ornamental, and also to provide forage for bees[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

East Africa - Uganda, Kenya, eastern DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe.

Habitat

Forest, most commonly in secondary formations and on river bank. At elevations from 700 - 2,500 metres[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height20.00 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark, seeds and roots are used against high blood pressure[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

The latex is applied to wounds[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

The leaves are appetizer, galactagogue and stomachic. In strong doses they are abortifacient[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

About a dozen indole alkaloids have been isolated from the bark and stems. These include perivine, tubotaiwine and ibogamine, and several pharmacologically active derivatives[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Other Uses

A latex is obtained from the plant. It has medicinal uses[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

The wood is soft and white to yellow or pale brown The wood is used for construction of local houses, combs, spoons and handles for knives and swords[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].
The wood is used as a fuel[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Propagation

Seed -

Add a Comment:

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.