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Useful Tropical Plants

Alstonia angustifolia

Wall. ex A.DC.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Alstonia beccarii (Benth.) Pichon

Alstonia latifolia (King & Gamble) Ridl.

Amblyocalyx beccarii Benth.

Common Name:

Alstonia angustifolia
An emergent tree
Photograph by: Ria Tan
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General Information

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[
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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)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Primary forest, seasonal peat swamps or hillsides, on sandy or granitic soils, usually at elevations up to 750 metres, occasionally to 1,700 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are applied externally to the spleen area to treat remittent fever[
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The bark is used for treating malaria[
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Other Uses

The wood is used as hard alstonia, but because the trees are small, it is often only locally used[
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Propagation

Seed -
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