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Taxon: Voacanga africana Stapf

Genus: Voacanga
Family: Apocynaceae subfamily: Rauvolfioideae tribe: Tabernaemontaneae
Nomen number: 451655
Place of publication: J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 30:87. 1894
Name verified on: 23-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Jan-2012
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • small-fruit wild frangipani   (Source: PROTA4U ) – English
  • voacanga d'Afrique   (Source: PROTA4U ) – French
  • cata-grande   (Source: PROTA4U ) – Portuguese

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe



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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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