Rauwolfia

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Rauwolfia

[rau̇′wu̇l·fē·ə]
(botany)
A genus of mostly poisonous, tropical trees and shrubs of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae); certain species yield substances used as emetics and cathartics, while R. serpentina is a source of alkaloids used as tranquilizers.