Taxon: Strophanthus kombe Oliv.

 
Genus: Strophanthus
Family: Apocynaceae
  Subfamily: Apocynoideae
      Tribe: Wrightieae
Nomen number: 35817
Place of publication: Hooker's Icon. Pl. 11: t. 1098. 1871
Name Verified on: 23-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Jan-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: source of strophanthin (fide Use Pl WT Afr; CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Poison Pl EAfr)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Transvaal

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Berhaut, J. Flore illustrée du Senegal. 1971- (F Senegal)
  • 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. 1949 (FTS Tangan)
  • Burkill, H. M. 1985. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr) 1:182.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Janick, J. & J. Simon, eds. Advances in new crops. 1990 (Adv New Crops)
  • Pinchon, M. 1953. Classification des Apocynacées: XXXV, Monographie des Landolphiées Mém Inst. Franç. Afrique Noire 35:65.
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  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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