TAI3ERN,EMONTANA, a genus of plants belonging to the DatUral order Apocynaccm, found in the W. Indies, S. America, Australia, India, and tropical Asia. The flowers of many species are very sweet-scented, and the double flowered variety of T. coronaria Livery ornamental, and is one of the most common species in Indian gardens. The deep-red pulp surromiding the seeds of this species appears capable' of yielding a beautiful colour. The cream-hke sap. of T. utilis the milk-tree or Ilya of Demerara, is said to be very nourishing. Other species ai.e em ployed medicinally. The Bap of T. persicarkefolia is considered a poison in Mauritius.
Tabernwmontana coronaria, R. Br.
T. divaricata, R. Br. I N. divaricatum, Linn.
Nerium coronarium, Ait. I Wax flower plant, ENG. GIntritli tagarapu, . TEL. Farkitaggar . . HIND. Nandi vardhana chettu, „ 1 Nandier vat'ato, 3fnual..
This ornamental shrub is cultivated in flowei gardens ; the flowers are fragrant during the night Dark shining leaves, flowers generally double, colour pure white, resembling wax, having a faint pleasant smell. The foliage beautifully contrast: with its large blue-white double flowers, which are often called wax flowers. The wax flower
of Bengal is a trailing creeper, Hoya carnosa, Farkitaggar is the single variety, and barra tagar the double-flowered. It is propagated by cuttings.
Tabernmmontana crispa, Roxb.
T. alternifolia, Linn. Kurutupala, . MALEAL.
This shrub grows on the coasts of Peninsular India, and ia employed in inedicine. Tabernremontana dichotoma, Roxb.
Cerbera manghas, Linn. I Manghas lacteseens,Burm. Forbidden fruit, . ENG. Divri-kadurn-gass, SnrcH.
This is a native of Ceylon, very common in the warmer parts of the island. Kadurn signifies forbidden, and Diwi tigers. It thrives in a low situation, with a liglA mixed soil.
Tabernmmontana persicarimfolia, Roxb. A straight, middling-sized tree ; the tree is sacred, and the scented wood is used in incense.
Tabernaamontana recurva, Roxb., Tau-sa-lap, BURM., is a low shrub, indigenous about Moul mein, remarkable for its recurved peduncles and fragrant flowers.—Roxb. ; Genl. Med. Top. p. 186 ; Mason; W. Ic. • Thw. ; Voigt; Gamble ; Bed dome • Book of Tr' ees ; Riddell.