Tabernaemontana ventricosa Hochst. ex A.DC.

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Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalets, Chirinda Forest

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalets, Chirinda Forest

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalets, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Conopharyngia usambarensis (K. Schum.) Stapf
Conopharyngia ventricosa (Hochst. ex A. DC.) Stapf
Tabernaemontana usambarensis K. Schum. ex Engl.
Common names: Forest toad-tree (English) Small-fruited toad-tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium sized tree. All parts with milky latex. Leaves opposite, crowded near the ends of branches, oblong, leathery, glossy dark green. Flowers in small terminal clusters, white; petals somewhat twisted. Fruits in spreading pairs of oval, beaked pods.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ventricosa: ventricose, unevenly swollen or inflated on one side
Habitat: Understorey of evergreen forest
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1850 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Throughout East and Central Africa, southwards to Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Monday 27 February 2012
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 27.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 269.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 443 - 444.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 78. In error as Gardenia. Both text and image appear to refer to T. ventricosa. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 45.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tabernaemontana ventricosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145070, retrieved 8 December 2016

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