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Tabernaemontana pandacaqui
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1880 illustration
Conservation status
Scientific classification

Tabernaemontana pandacaqui, known as windmill bush and banana bush, is a species of plant in the dogbane family Apocynaceae.


Tabernaemontana pandacaqui grows as a shrub or tree up to 14 m (50 ft) tall. Its flowers feature white or pale yellow corolla lobes. The fruit is orange, red or yellow with paired follicles, each up to 7 cm (3 in) in diameter.

Distribution and habitat

Tabernaemontana pandacaqui is native to China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia and many Pacific islands. It is found in a wide variety of habitats, particularly in drier areas. The species is also reportedly naturalized in the Windward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago and Panama.

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