Tabernaemontana pachysiphon Stapf

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Tabernaemontana pachysiphon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grounds of Banana Village, Entebbe, Uganda

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grounds of Banana Village, Entebbe, Uganda

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grounds of Banana Village, Entebbe, Uganda

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grounds of Banana Village, Entebbe, Uganda

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

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Synonyms: Conopharyngia angolensis (Stapf) Stapf
Conopharyngia cumminsii Stapf
Conopharyngia holstii (K.Schum.) Stapf
Conopharyngia pachysiphon (Stapf) Stapf
Tabernaemontana angolensis Stapf
Tabernaemontana holstii K. Schum.
Tabernaemontana pachysiphon Stapf var. cumminsii (Stapf) H. Huber
Voacanga dichotoma K. Schum.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark pale brown, shallowly to deeply fissured, with large lenticels. Leaves opposite, broadly to narrowly elliptic, 10-50 cm long, thickly leathery, hairless on both surfaces; margin entire and more or less rolled under; petiole 6-19 mm long, hairless. Inflorescences mostly long-pedunculate, erect, fairly laxly few-many-flowered. Corolla, white with a pale green tube and often with a pale yellow throat; tube 18-40 mm, almost cylindric, 5-angular, slightly twisted; lobes more or less falcate. 14-50 mm long, wavy at the margins. Fruit of paired, obliquely subglobose mericarps, 7-15 cm in diameter, pale glaucous, often dotted, with an indented suture but probably indehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In light forest understorey and riverine forest.
Altitude range: Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa as far South as Angola, Zambia and Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Wednesday 20 July 2016
Literature:

Höft, M.G. (1995). Aut-ecological studies on Tabernaemontana pachysiphon Stapf and Rauvolfia mombasiana Stapf (Apocynaceae) in the Shimba Hills (Kenya) with special reference to their alkaloid content. Bayreuther Forum Ökologie 17

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 440 - 442. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Tabernaemontana pachysiphon.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=214270, retrieved 22 November 2019

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