Anacampta albescens (Rusby) Markgr.
Anartia meyeri (G.Don) Miers
Bonafousia obliqua Miers
Bonafousia perrottetii (A.DC.) Miers
Bonafousia undulata (Vahl) A.DC.
Echites brasiliensis Thunb.
Peschiera surinamensis Miq.
Stemmadenia nervosa Standl. & L.O.Williams
Tabernaemontana albescens Rusby
Tabernaemontana meyeri G.Don
Tabernaemontana obliqua (Miers) Leeuwenb.
Tabernaemontana perrottetii A.DC.
Tabernaemontana undulata is a shrub or a tree growing up to 10 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica; Caribbean - Trinidad.
An understorey tree in the rainforest, often standing against other trees[
Fruit - raw[
]. The fruits are up to 45mm long and 30mm wide, containing many seeds up to 15mm long[
The latex obtained from the plant is used for removing 'mosquito worms' from the body, and is placed on cotton plugs for insertion into aching tooth cavities[
]. It is also used to treat munuri ant (Pariponera clavata) bites and sore eyes[
]. The latex obtained from the petiole is applied to the penis as a treatment for gonorrhoea[
The root is used to treat headaches[
The grated bark is used in a plaster as a treatment for headache, and as a resolvent for treating small abscesses[
The macerated leaves are used as an eyewash to remedy conjunctivitis. Macerated in rum, they are applied to swollen feet[
The plant (part unspecified) is used to soothe bites, skin irritations and snakebite wounds[
Alkaloids found in the stem-bark include conopharyngine, jollyanine, voacangine, isovoacangine, ibophyllidine, coronaridine and heyneanine[
The leaves contain the alkaloids angustine, pleiocarpamine, tubotaiwine, hydroxycoronaridine and hydroxyheyneanine[
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