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: 3 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Botyodes asialis Larval foodplant
Tabernaemontana elegans

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
elegans StapfE,SDescription, Image
stapfiana BrittenEDescription, Image
ventricosa Hochst. ex A.DC.EDescription, Image

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: cultivated 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: Genus page: Tabernaemontana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1112, retrieved 25 June 2024

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