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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. Last Changed: 28-Jul-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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: Zaire (s.)
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa, [Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape] Swaziland


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Compton, R. H. The flora of Swaziland. (F Swazi)
  3. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. (F SAfr)
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  6. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  7. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  8. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  9. Kellerman, T. S. et al. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa. 1988 (Kellerman et al.)
  10. Neuwinger, H. D. African ethnobotany: poisons and drugs: chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology. (African Ethnobot) 78-80.
  11. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman Trees of southern Africa. (Trees SAfr)
  12. Ross, J. The flora of Natal. (F Natal)
  13. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  14. Wyk, B.-E. van et al. Medicinal plants of South Africa. 2009 (Med Pl SAfr)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=102323. Accessed 19 November 2018.