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Taxon: Voacanga africana Stapf

 
Genus: Voacanga
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Tabernaemontaneae
Nomen number: 451655
Place of publication: J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 30:87. 1894
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 23-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Jan-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • small-fruit wild frangipani  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • voacanga d'Afrique  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • cata-grande  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide F TE Afr; Use Pl WT Afr); source of tabersonine; source of tabersonine

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  3. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  4. Figueiredo, E. & G. F. Smith Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 2008 (Pl Angol)
  5. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  6. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  7. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Voacanga africana Stapf :

  • 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=451655. Accessed 19 December 2018.