Rauvolfia tetraphylla

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Rauvolfia tetraphylla L.
  • Common Name : Wild Snake Root, Devil Pepper, American Serpent Wood
  • Plant Family : Apocynaceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra

About Rauvolfia tetraphylla Plant :

  • Habit : A tall slender shrub.
  • Leaves : Pinnately whorled, elliptic-obovate or oblong, softly pubescent.
  • Inflorescence : Terminal cymes.
  • Flowers : White in colour.
  • Fruit : Drupes globose, red or violet when ripe.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : May - January