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  1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Rauvolfia Plum. ex L.
      1. Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth. ex Kurz

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Indian Subcontinent to S. Central China and W. Malesia.

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    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

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth. ex Kurz appears in other Kew resources:

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

    Bibliography

    First published in Forest Fl. Burma 2: 171 (1877)

    Accepted by

    • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
    • 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.
    • Middleton, D.J. (2007). Apocynaceae (subfamilies Rauvolfioideae and Apocynoideae) Flora Malesiana 18: 1-474. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    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.

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    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 Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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

    Kew Science Photographs
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/