Rauvolfia tetraphylla

Rauvolfia tetraphylla

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(Be still Tree. Devil-pepper)

FAMILY

Apocynaceae

Species

Rauvolfia tetraphylla

Common name(s)

Be still tTee, Devil-pepper

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white; shrub to 1 m

Distinguishing features

Latex present, leaves in whorls of 4, unequal in size, leaf blade to 10 cm long, 6 cm wide. Flowers to 5 mm long, corolla white, tube 3.7 mm long; fruit fleshy, red turning black.

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