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This site is dedicated to the almighty Tabernanthe plant called iboga (family – Apocyanaceae (secret) ) .
The Iboga plant
Iboga – is a perennial rainforest bush endemic in the West – Central Africa ( Gabon , Cameroon , Congo). Iboga usually grows to a height of two meters , but given the right circumstances could grow into a small tree height of 10 meters . There are few green leaves 9-10 cm long and 3 cm . Sometimes it is possible one of the larger plants in order to reach the leaves grow to 21 cm long and 7 cm . View Iboga flowers are tubular and white and yellow and orange fruits and can be oval and oblong or spherical shape with 20 to 30 small brown seeds .
Iboga has a central role in the African Bwiti religious cult . Bwiti followers are mostly based in Gabon , Cameroon , Congo and other countries in West and Central Africa . Iboga Bwiti used in a number of rituals . The root bark of Iboga used by young members of the Bwiti during initiation ceremonies . Moreover, Iboga is used conventionally dance ritual that usually takes place at night .