Jump to: SynonymsCommon NamesEconomic ImportanceDistributional RangeReferencesOther Web References

Taxon: Acokanthera oppositifolia (Lam.) Codd

 
Genus: Acokanthera
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Carisseae
Nomen number: 102323
Place of publication: Bothalia 7:448. 1961
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-May-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • bushman's-poison  (Source: Trees SAfr) - English
  • common-poisonbush  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • wintersweet  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • boesmansgif  (Source: Med Pl SAfr) - Afrikaans
  • buschmanns Schöngift  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • msunguti  (Source: PROTA4U) - Swahili

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed14)
  • Medicines: source of ouabain (used as an arrow poison fide African Ethnobot 78-80. 1996)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo (s.)
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Compton, R. H. 1976. The flora of Swaziland. Note: lists as Acokanthera oppositifolia (Hochst.) Codd
  2. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flora of southern Africa.
  3. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  6. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  7. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  8. Kellerman, T. S. et al. 1988. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa
  9. Neuwinger, H. D. 1996. African ethnobotany: poisons and drugs: chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology. 78-80.
  10. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman. 1972-1973. Trees of southern Africa.
  11. Ross, J. 1972. The flora of Natal.
  12. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  13. Wyk, B.-E. van et al. 2009. Medicinal plants of South Africa Note: Briza Publications, Pretoria, South Africa
  14. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Acokanthera oppositifolia (Lam.) Codd :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=102323. Accessed 22 October 2019.