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Voacanga africana (Voacanga)

Nigeria, Root Bark, Shredded from Nigeria (SKU 3886)

Great quality shredded root bark wild harvested in Nigeria.



Voacanga africana is member of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane family), native to West Africa. The genus of Voacanga is closely related to that of Iboga (Tabernanthe iboga). Voacanga africana is an evergreen shrub or tree that can reach upto 10 meter.  Branches lenticellate. Leaves opposite, elliptic or narrowly elliptic; texture herbaceous when fresh, membranous or papery when dry; base cuneate; apex acuminate, sometimes acute or obtuse. Calyx not clasping the corolla and not shed with it; lobes mostly partly recurved, 0.8-1.3 times as long as the tube. Corolla cream, greenish or yellow; lobes obovate, narrowly obovate or elliptic. Fruit composed of two separate mericarps, one only often developing; obliquely subspherical. Seeds with an orange aril.

This natural product is delivered with no expressed or implied fitness for any specific purpose. It is simply a raw botanical specimen. The product is packaged as botanical specimen and is not intended, branded, labelled, or marketed as a consumer product.

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