Rauvolfia oligantha

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Rauvolfia oligantha


Shrub 2-5 m high. Branchlets slightly lenticellate. Leaves in whorls of 3 or opposite; Inflorescence 3-4 cm long, terminal, lax, 5-8-flowered; Sepals ovate, 1.5-1.6 by 1-1.1 mm, 1.45-1.5 times as long as wide, apex acute to acuminate, glabrous. Stamens inserted at c. 5 mm from base, c. 0.9 of the length of the corolla tube; Fruit syncarpous, ovoid, 11-11.5 by 10 mm, 1.1-1.15 times as long as wide, laterally compressed, consisting of 2 mericarps, sometimes only 1 carpel developing, glabrous, apex rounded. Seeds 1 in each endocarp, narrowly ovoid, 8-8.2 by 2-2.3, 3.6-4 times as long as wide, acute, glabrous.


Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present)
Malesia: Java.