Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth. ex Kurz

First published in Forest Fl. Burma 2: 171 (1877)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Indian Subcontinent to S. Central China and W. Malesia. It is a shrub and grows primarly in the wet tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Introduced into:

China Southeast, Hainan, Marianas

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Middleton, D.J. (2007). Apocynaceae (subfamilies Rauvolfioideae and Apocynoideae). Flora Malesiana 18: 1-474. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Middleton, D.J. (2014). Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viêt-Nam 33: 1-276. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ananda Rao, T. & Ellis, J.L. (1995). Flora of Lakshadweep islands off the Malabar coast, peninsular India, with emphasis on phytogeographical distribution of plants. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 19: 235-250.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae. Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1997 Horsfield [22], Jawa K000832958 isolectotype Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Horsfield, T. [22], Jawa K000832957 lectotype Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 1682], Myanmar Ophioxylon serpentinum K001113840 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1682] Ophioxylon serpentinum K001113845 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1682] Ophioxylon serpentinum K001113846 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1682] Ophioxylon serpentinum K001113842 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 1682], Myanmar Ophioxylon serpentinum K001113839 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1682] Ophioxylon serpentinum K001113843 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 1682], Nepal Ophioxylon serpentinum K001113844 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1682] Ophioxylon serpentinum K001113841 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1682] Ophioxylon serpentinum K001113847 Yes

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images