Conopharyngia bequaertii De Wild.
Conopharyngia johnstonii Stapf
Conopharyngia stapfiana (Britten) Stapf
Sarcopharyngia stapfiana (Britten) Boiteau
Tabernaemontana johnstonii (Stapf) Pichon
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[
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[
East Africa - Uganda, Kenya, eastern DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe.
Forest, most commonly in secondary formations and on river bank. At elevations from 700 - 2,500 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The bark, seeds and roots are used against high blood pressure[
The latex is applied to wounds[
The leaves are appetizer, galactagogue and stomachic. In strong doses they are abortifacient[
About a dozen indole alkaloids have been isolated from the bark and stems. These include perivine, tubotaiwine and ibogamine, and several pharmacologically active derivatives[
A latex is obtained from the plant. It has medicinal uses[
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[
The wood is used as a fuel[
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