Tabernaemontana pachysiphon Stapf, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1894: 22 (1894) (syn: Conopharyngia angolensis (Stapf) Stapf ; Conopharyngia cumminsii Stapf ; Conopharyngia holstii (K.Schum.) Stapf ; Sarcopharyngia angolensis (Stapf) L.Allorge ; Tabernaemontana angolensis Stapf ; Tabernaemontana holstii K.Schum. ; Tabernaemontana pachysiphon var. cumminsii (Stapf) H.Huber ; Voacanga dichotoma K.Schum.);
Tropical Africa: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre as per POWO;

Regarding identification of the species collected from Khurda Odisha: 5 high res. images.

Cultivated ?
Tabernaemontana pachysiphon Stapf ??

Yes it is planted in the RPRC garden.

Yes, appears close to images at


Validation. (Tabernaemontana africana): 4 images.
Kindly validate this plant.
Date/Time- 15 OCT 2023
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS- Lalbagh, Bengaluru. 12°57’7.3″N 77°35’10.7″E
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Botanical Garden
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub
Height/Length- 1.5 meters
Flower – White, 5 petals, 10 cm across
My guess – Tabernaemontana africana.
This shrub is like Tabernaemontana divaricata except the flowers. Flowers of Tabernaemontana africana are bigger than Tabernaemontana divaricata.

Yes !

To me appears more closer to images at




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