Tabernaemontana oppositifolia (Spreng.) Urb. (Symb. Antill. 4: 493. 1910.)
Localities: West Indies (endemic), Greater Antilles [ Puerto Rico (endemic)[], ],
Common Names: Palo lechoso (Cuba),
Synonyms: Anabata odorata sensu Spreng., non Roem. & Schult. (Syst. Veg., ed. 16, 1: 582. 1824 ["1825"].), Rauvolfia oppositifolia Spreng. (Neue Entdeck. Pflanzenk. 3: 33. 1822.), Tabernaemontana berteroi A. DC. (Prodr. 8: 367. 1844.), Tabernaemontana citrifolia sensu authors, non Jacq. (Anales Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 10: 291. 1881.),
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