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

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

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

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.

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