Catalog Number: US 2493531
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Verified from the card file of type specimens
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): M. Greve
Locality: Belo-sur-tsiribihine, Morondava., Madagascar, Africa
- Isotype: Pichon, M. 1948. Notul. Syst. (Paris). 13: 208.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Tabernaemontana coffeoides
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Tabernaemontana coffeoides
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
Tabernaemontana coffeoides grows as a shrub or small tree up to 10 metres (33 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 20 centimetres (7.9 in). Its fragrant flowers feature white corolla lobes. Habitat is on dunes or rocks in dry forest, bush or savanna from sea-level to 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) altitude. Local medicinal uses include for weight loss and to combat fatigue. T. coffeoides is native to Seychelles, Comoros and Madagascar.
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