Alstonia beccarii (Benth.) Pichon
Alstonia latifolia (King & Gamble) Ridl.
Amblyocalyx beccarii Benth.
An emergent tree
Photograph by: Ria Tan
Alstonia angustifolia is a tree that usually grows up to 35 metres tall, with occasional specimens up to 45 metres, The bole, which can be fluted or with small or steep buttresses, is up to 70cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for mainly local use as a medicine and source of wood.
The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Primary forest, seasonal peat swamps or hillsides, on sandy or granitic soils, usually at elevations up to 750 metres, occasionally to 1,700 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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The leaves are applied externally to the spleen area to treat remittent fever[
The bark is used for treating malaria[
The wood is used as hard alstonia, but because the trees are small, it is often only locally used[
]. It is used for construction purposes, furniture and flooring[
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