Cerbera undulata Andrews


Family: Apocynaceae

Genus: Cerbera

Description: 

From Bot. Repos.

Cerbera with lance-shaped leaves tapered to both ends, and waved; tufts of flowers branching into various directions, and growing from the foot-stalks of the leaves close to the stem.

It grows to a very considerable height, perfectly straight, and polished in the stem, something like the Bamboo Cane, from which appearance, till it flowered, it had gone by the name of the fishing rod plant.

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 130 in 1801.

Synonym of Ochrosia borbonica J.F.Gmel.

Introduced by W. Forsyth to the Chelsea Gardens in 1782 from Madagascar.


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