1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Rauvolfia Plum. ex L.
      1. Rauvolfia vomitoria Wennberg

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Tanzania and Angola.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Small shrub or tree up to 50 ft. high
    Leaves
    Whorled leaves
    Flowers
    Small white to greenish flowers in many-flowered, terminal, ample, verticillate cymes.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, Puerto Rico

    Rauvolfia vomitoria Wennberg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2008 Tchiengue, B. [1860], Cameroon K000580424
    Mar 1, 2007 Burgt, X.M. van der [908], Cameroon K000460341
    Jun 1, 2006 Etuge, M. [5282], Cameroon K000339957
    Jun 1, 2006 Etuge, M. [5122], Cameroon K000339959
    Jun 1, 2006 Onana, J.-M. [2883], Cameroon K000339962
    Nov 1, 2003 Cable, S. [2419], Cameroon K000198032
    Jun 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [8885], Cameroon K000197990
    Jun 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2621], Cameroon K000197989
    Jun 1, 2001 Satabie, B. [1115], Cameroon K000197991
    May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [2821], Cameroon K000197988
    May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3474], Cameroon K000197994
    May 1, 2001 Onana, J.-M. [594], Cameroon K000197993
    May 1, 2001 Plot Voucher [B 262], Cameroon K000197995
    May 1, 2001 Biye, E. [38], Cameroon K000197992
    Dec 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [4521], Cameroon K000338698
    Jan 1, 1998 Zapfack, L. [746], Cameroon K000338694
    Jan 1, 1998 Zapfack, L. [746], Cameroon K000338695
    Apr 1, 1997 Zapfack, L. [1174], Cameroon K000338697
    Apr 1, 1997 Munyenyembe, P. [831], Cameroon K000338696
    Jan 1, 1995 Etuge, M. [1178], Cameroon K000540675
    Jan 1, 1995 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [1031], Cameroon K000540753
    Aug 1, 1994 Carvalho [3817], Equatorial Guinea K000211439
    Jan 1, 1994 Cheek, M. [5102], Cameroon K000540799
    Jan 1, 1994 Baker, W.J. [313], Cameroon K000540829
    Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [19], Cameroon K000540808
    Jan 1, 1994 Tekwe, C. [19], Cameroon K000540805
    Jan 1, 1994 Tekwe, C. [113], Cameroon K000540806
    Jan 1, 1994 Kwangue, A. [4], Cameroon K000540786
    Jan 1, 1994 Hunt, L. V. [75], Cameroon K000540828
    Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [299], Cameroon K000086221
    Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1191], Cameroon K000086217
    Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1456], Cameroon K000086218
    Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1377], Cameroon K000086219
    Jan 1, 1992 Ndam, N. [517], Cameroon K000086216
    Jan 1, 1992 Ndam, N. [534], Cameroon K000086220
    Jan 1, 1989 Berg, C.C. [152], Togo K000211455
    Jan 1, 1983 Morton [942], Sierra Leone K000211430
    Jan 1, 1983 Morton [1203], Sierra Leone K000211431
    Jan 1, 1983 Morton [515], Ghana K000211449
    Jan 1, 1983 Deighton, F.C. [3745], Sierra Leone K000211436
    Jan 1, 1983 Melville, F.A. [366], Sierra Leone K000211433
    Jan 1, 1983 Melville, F.A. [2], Sierra Leone K000211434
    Jan 1, 1983 Melville, F.A. [430], Equatorial Guinea K000211440
    Jan 1, 1983 Jaeger, P. [1541], Sierra Leone K000211435
    Jan 1, 1983 Mann, G. [750], Cameroon K000028087
    Jan 1, 1983 Schlechter, F.R.R. [13037], Nigeria K000233511
    Jan 1, 1983 Bamps, P. [2177], Côte d'Ivoire K000211445
    Jan 1, 1983 Bamps, P. [1870], Côte d'Ivoire K000211444
    Jan 1, 1983 Stuhlmann [3621], Tanzania K000233488 lectotype
    Jan 1, 1983 Ankrah, J.O. [20106], Ghana K000211447
    Jan 1, 1983 Lisowski, S. [54297], Guinea K000211427
    Jan 1, 1983 Quintas [1267], São Tomé K000233500 isotype
    Jan 1, 1983 Samai, S.K. [431], Sierra Leone K000211432
    Jan 1, 1983 Geerling, C. [2375], Côte d'Ivoire K000211443
    Jan 1, 1983 Espirito Santo, J. [1960], Guinea-Bissau K000211425
    Jan 1, 1983 Espirito Santo, J. [2175], Guinea-Bissau K000211426
    Jan 1, 1983 Langdale-Brown, I. [2590], Guinea K000211429
    Jan 1, 1983 Obeng-Darko, K. [5026], Ghana K000211448
    Jan 1, 1983 Chapman, H.M. [4891], Nigeria K000211450
    Jan 1, 1983 Chapman, H.M. [3671], Nigeria K000211452
    Jan 1, 1983 Chapman, H.M. [5312], Nigeria K000211453
    Jan 1, 1983 Adjanohoun, E.J. [336], Benin K000211446
    Jan 1, 1983 Chevalier, A.J.B. [832], Mali K000211424
    Jan 1, 1983 Adam, J.-.G. [20904], Liberia K000211438
    Jan 1, 1983 Blickenstaff, M.L. [30], Liberia K000211437
    Jan 1, 1983 Pilz, E. [2021], Nigeria K000211451
    Jan 1, 1983 Pilz, E. [2268], Nigeria K000211454
    Jan 1, 1983 Brunt, M.A. [1244], Cameroon K000029774
    Jan 1, 1983 Brunt, M.A. [821], Cameroon K000029776
    Jan 1, 1980 Scholz, U. [335], Togo K000211441
    Jan 1, 1972 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [9577], Cameroon K000028091
    Jan 1, 1972 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [9227], Cameroon K000028095
    Dec 1, 1967 Lightbody, J.S. [FHI 26287], Cameroon K000028093
    Nov 1, 1967 Saxer, A. [22], Cameroon K000028097
    Nov 1, 1967 Ndep, E. [FHI 36097 A], Cameroon K000028094
    Troupin, G. [4767], Congo, DRC 994.000
    Binuyo, A. [35594], Cameroon K000029777
    Hutchinson, J. [93], Cameroon K000028088
    Hutchinson, J. [93], Cameroon K000029773
    Thomas, D.W. [3226], Cameroon K000028096
    Rudatis, H. [3], Cameroon K000028089
    Ern, H. [626], Togo K000211442
    Thompson, S.A. [1560], Cameroon K000028098
    Brunt, M.A. [68], Cameroon K000029775
    Tiku, D.A. [FHI 22159], Cameroon K000029778

    First published in A.Afzelius, Stirp. Guinea Med. Sp. Nov. 1: 1 (1818)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Velayos, M., Barberá, P., Cabezas, F.J., de la Estrella, M., Fero, M. & Aedo, C. (2014). Checklist of the vascular plants of Annobón (Equatorial Guinea) Phytotaxa 171: 1-78.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv., ed. 2, 3: 196, t. 321.
    • Chev. Bot. 412
    • F.T.A. 4, 1: 115
    • Stirp. Med. Sp. Nov. 1 (1818)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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