Alstonia venenata R. Br.

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Alstonia venenata

Photo: David Hartung
Sims Road, Mount Pleasant, Harare

Alstonia venenata

Photo: David Hartung
Sims Road, Mount Pleasant, Harare

Alstonia venenata

Photo: David Hartung
Sims Road, Mount Pleasant, Harare

Alstonia venenata

Photo: Mark Hyde
10, Sims Road, Mt Pleasant, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Poison devil-tree (English)
Description: Shrub to 3 m or more, glabrous. Leaves in whorls of 4-6; lamina 10-20 cm long, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers tubular; corolla white; tube c. 25 mm long; lobes 5, oblong, c. 15 × 5 mm. Follicles 8-13 cm long, c. 8 mm in diameter.
Notes: Very poisonous (Glen and Van Wyk, 2016)
Derivation of specific name: venenata: poisonous
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Worldwide distribution: Native of India
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 21.

Glen, H.F. & Van Wyk, B. (2016). Guide to Trees Introduced into Southern Africa Struik Nature Pages 320 - 321. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Alstonia venenata
African Plant Database: Alstonia venenata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Alstonia venenata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Alstonia venenata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Alstonia venenata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Alstonia venenata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Alstonia venenata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Alstonia venenata
iNaturalist: Alstonia venenata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alstonia venenata
JSTOR Plant Science: Alstonia venenata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Alstonia venenata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Alstonia venenata
Plants of the World Online: Alstonia venenata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Alstonia venenata
Tropicos: Alstonia venenata
Wikipedia: Alstonia venenata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Alstonia venenata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=162590, retrieved 19 September 2019

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