Tabernaemontana ventricosa Hochst. ex A.DC.

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Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Chalets, Chirinda Forest

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Chalets, Chirinda Forest

Tabernaemontana ventricosa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Chalets, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Conopharyngia usambarensis (K. Schum.) Stapf
Conopharyngia ventricosa (Hochst. ex A. DC.) Stapf
Tabernaemontana usambarensis K. Schum. ex Engl.
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Derivation of specific name: ventricosa: ventricose, unevenly swollen or inflated on one side
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Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Throughout East and Central Africa, southwards to Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
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Growth form(s): Tree.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 802. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 54.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 27.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 269.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 443 - 444.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 19.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 78. In error as Gardenia. Both text and image appear to refer to T. ventricosa. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 45.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tabernaemontana ventricosa
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Tabernaemontana ventricosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145070, retrieved 11 August 2020

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