Tabernaemontana ventricosa Hochst. ex A.DC.

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Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maforga Mission, Gondala

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maforga Mission, Gondala

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Roadside just before Mpunga Camp, Moribane Forest

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zomba Community

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

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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: Up to 1850 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Throughout East and Central Africa, southwards to Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Friday 21 March 2014
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.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 19.

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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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tabernaemontana ventricosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tabernaemontana ventricosa
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Tabernaemontana ventricosa.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145070, retrieved 13 December 2017

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