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Taxon: Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.

 
Genus: Rauvolfia
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Vinceae
Nomen number: 30897
Place of publication: Stirp. Guinea med. 1. 1817
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Aug-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Aug-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • African serpentwood  (Source: Mansf Ency) - English
  • African snakeroot  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • poison devil-pepper  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • swizzle-stick-tree  (Source: Mansf Ency) - English
  • Brech-Teufelspfeffer  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • berenquete  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • kräkbuske  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • cui tu luo fu mu  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • asofeyeje  (Source: AgroForest Tree) - Yoruba

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: shade/shelter (as shade tree for cacao and coffee fide PROTA4U)
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola


    Cultivated



    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China (s.)


    Naturalized

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Berhaut, J. Flore illustrée du Senegal. (F Senegal)
  4. Brenan, J. P. M. & P. J. Greenway Check-lists of the forest trees and shrubs of the British empire, No. 5, Tanganyika territory, Part II. (FTS Tangan)
  5. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  6. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  8. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  9. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  10. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  11. Keay, R. W. J. et al. Nigerian trees. (Nigerian T)
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  13. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  14. Woodson, R. E., Jr. et al. 1957. Rauwolfia: botany, pharmacognosy, chemistry and pharmacology
  15. World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF-SEA AgroForestry Tree database (on-line resource). (AgroForest Tree)
  16. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=30897. Accessed 10 December 2018.