Taxon: Voacanga africana Stapf

 
Genus: Voacanga
Family: Apocynaceae
  Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
      Tribe: Tabernaemontaneae
Nomen number: 451655
Place of publication: J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 30:87. 1894
Name Verified on: 23-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Jan-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • small-fruit wild frangipani  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • voacanga d'Afrique  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • cata-grande  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide F TE Afr; Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Medicines: source of tabersonine (fide PROTA4U)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Zaire

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Figueiredo, E. & G. F. Smith Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 2008 (Pl Angol)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & M. Wink Medicinal plants of the world. 2004 (Med Pl World)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

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