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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Apocynaceae, H. Huber. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous tree 15-20 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Large, white or cream, fragrant, fleshy flowers.

[FWTA]

Apocynaceae, H. Huber. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous shrub or small tree 5-25 ft.high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Very long, white, fragrant flowers.

Native to:

Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone

Tabernaemontana africana Hook. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1986 Chipp, T.F. [353], Ghana K000233750 holotype
Jan 1, 1986 Chipp, T.F. [353], Ghana K000233749 isotype
Jan 1, 1985 Welwitsch [5987], Sierra Leone K000233747
Jan 1, 1985 Heudelot [726] K000233748 lectotype
Pyne, C.T. [108], Sierra Leone 18930.000

First published in W.Gray, Trav. West. Afr.: 389 (1825)

Accepted by

  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0