6603.000 Tabernaemontana L.



Description of the genus

Unarmed shrubs or trees, with milky latex. Branching dichotomous. Leaves opposite. Flowers actinomorphic. Corolla white, the lobes overlapping to the left. Anthers sagittate at the base. Fruit composed of 2 free carpels; these dehiscent or not.

Worldwide: 99 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Botyodes asialis Larval foodplant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

catharinensis A. DC.
divaricata (L.) R. Br. ex Roem. & Schult.

Other sources of information about Tabernaemontana:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tabernaemontana
Flora of Malawi: Tabernaemontana
Flora of Mozambique: Tabernaemontana
Flora of Zambia: Tabernaemontana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tabernaemontana

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tabernaemontana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tabernaemontana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tabernaemontana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tabernaemontana
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Tabernaemontana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tabernaemontana
JSTOR Plant Science: Tabernaemontana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tabernaemontana
Plants of the World Online: Tabernaemontana
Tropicos: Tabernaemontana
Wikipedia: Tabernaemontana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Tabernaemontana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1112, retrieved 20 April 2024

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