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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Rauvolfioideae
Tribus: Melodineae
Genus: Craspidospermum
Species: C. verticillatum

Craspidospermum Bojer ex A.DC. in Candolle, Prodr. 8: 323 (1844)

monotypic taxon


Bojer, W. 1844. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 8: 323.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Craspidospermum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Oct. 18. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Craspidospermum. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 18 2017. 2017. Craspidospermum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 18 Oct. 2017.

Craspidospermum is a monotypic genus of plant in the family Apocynaceae endemic to Madagascar.[2] As of August 2013 the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families recognises the single species Craspidospermum verticillatum (Malagasy: Vandrika).[4]

Craspidospermum verticillatum grows as a tree up to 25 metres (82 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 50 centimetres (20 in). Its flowers feature a white or pale pink corolla, with pink or dark red throat. Habitat is rain forest from sea-level to 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) altitude. Local medicinal uses include as a treatment for pulmonary diseases and syphilis.[5] C. verticillatum is endemic to Madagascar.[6]

Rabehevitra, A.D. (2020). "Craspidospermum verticillatum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T70102355A70165091.

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