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Acokanthera oppositifolia (Common poison bush)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Gentianales > Family: Apocynaceae > Subfamily: Plumerioideae > Genus: Acokanthera

Acokanthera oppositifolia (Common poison bush) with ripe fruit, cultivated in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town. [photo H. Robertson ]

 

Tauraco corythaix (Knysna turaco, Knysna lourie) feeding on Acokanthera oppositifolia (Common poison bush) fruit, beginning of Otter Trail, Tsitsikamma National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa. [photo Duncan Robertson ]

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