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Taxon: Tabernanthe iboga Baill.

 
Genus: Tabernanthe
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Tabernaemontaneae
Nomen number: 36171
Place of publication: Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1:783. 1889
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Feb-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • bitter-grass  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • eboka  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • iboga  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • ibogo  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • leaf-of-God  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • sacredwood  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • bois amer  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • bois sacré  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • dibughi  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • éboga  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • eboka  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • eraga  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • iboga  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • dihoa  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • lihoka  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • iboga  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore; source of ibogaine
  • Social: religious/secular (fide US News magazine, November 1999); religious/secular (fide US News magazine, November 1999)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire


References:

  1. 1998. US News Magazine
  2. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. Figueiredo, E. & G. F. Smith Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 2008 (Pl Angol)
  6. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  7. Missouri Botanical Garden W³Tropicos (on-line resource). (TROPICOS)

Check other web resources for Tabernanthe iboga Baill. :

  • 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:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=36171. Accessed 18 April 2019.