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Acokanthera
Poison arrow plant (Acokanthera oblongifolia)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Acokanthera
G.Don
Species

Acokanthera oblongifolia
Acokanthera venenata
Acokanthera ouabaio
et al.

Acokanthera is a genus of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. Its sap contains deadly cardiotoxic glycosides. The sap is used in arrow poisons.[1]

Acokanthera abyssinica

References


Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Gentianales
Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Rauvolfioideae
Tribus: Carisseae
Genus: Acokanthera
Species: A. laevigata - A. lycioides - A. oblongifolia - A. oppositifolia - A. pubescens - A. rotundata - A. schimperi

Name

Acokanthera G.Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 485. 1837.

Type species: A. lamarckii G.Don, nom. illeg. (Cestrum oppositifolium Lam., A. oppositifolia (Lam.) L.E.Codd (vide L.E.Codd, Bothalia 7: 448. 1961).

References

  • African Plants Database (2009). Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute. 2009 Aug 22 [1].
  • Farr, E. R. and Zijlstra, G. eds. (1996-) Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2009 Aug 22 [2].

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