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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: Tabernaemontaneae
Subtribus: Tabernaemontaninae
Genus: Tabernanthe
Species: T. elliptica – T. iboga

Tabernanthe Baill., Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 783. (1889)

Type species: Tabernanthe iboga Baill., Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 783. (1889)


Iboga Braun-Blanq. & K.Schum., Mitt. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. 2: 157 (1889)
Daturicarpa Stapf, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1921: 166 (1921)

Native distribution areas:

West-Central Tropical Africa
Cabinda, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Zaïre.
South Tropical Africa

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Baillon, H.E. 1889. Bulletin Mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Paris. Paris 1: 783.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Tabernanthe in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Oct. 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Tabernanthe. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 20 2017.

Tabernanthe is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae, first described as a genus in 1888. It is native to tropical central Africa.[1]


Tabernanthe elliptica (Stapf) Leeuwenb. - Congo-Brazzaville, Zaire, Angola
Tabernanthe iboga Baill. - Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Cabinda, Congo-Brazzaville, Zaire, Angola


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