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Strophanthus sp., Strophanthus

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Strophanthus hispidus
 Strophanthus sp.
Family: Apocynaceae
Strophanthus
Origin: Africa, Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxic

A group of tropical plants belonging to the dogbane family, native to Africa and Asia. Seeds of the handsome climber Strophanthus gratus and Strophanthus kombe yield a poison, strophantin, which is used on arrowheads in hunting, and in medicine as a heart stimulant.

These frost-tender plants prefer a protected, part-shaded position and fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Exotic species of Strophanthus:

Strophanthus bovinii

Strophanthus caudatus

Strophanthus gratus

Strophanthus hispidus

Strophanthus kombe (See picture)

Strophanthus petersianus - Sand Forest Poison Rope, scrambling shrub, creamy white flowers, pinkish red on outside, dangling petal lobes.

Strophanthus preussii

Strophanthus speciosus

Strophanthus wallichii


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 Strophanthus sp., Strophanthus

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Strophanthus petersianus

Strophanthus sp., Strophanthus

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Strophanthus petersianus
Strophanthus sp., Strophanthus

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Strophanthus kombe seeds
Strophanthus sp., Strophanthus

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Strophanthus hispidus
Strophanthus sp., Strophanthus

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Strophanthus divaricatus (?)
Strophanthus sp., Strophanthus

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Strophanthus kombe seeds
Strophanthus sp., Strophanthus

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Strophanthus divaricatus (?)


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