Alstonia linearis Benth.
Alstonia longissima F.Muell.
Alstonia ophioxyloides F.Muell.
Alstonia somersetensis F.M.Bailey
Alstonia villosa Blume
Blaberopus villosus (Blume) Miq.
Alstonia spectabilis is an evergreen tree; it can grow up to 40 metres tall. The bole can be up to 90cm in diameter, sometimes with small buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, to New Guinea, northern Australia and the Solomon Islands.
Found on various soils in primary and secondary forest, at elevations up to 800 metres[
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The plant can flower and produce fruit all year round[
A decoction of the leaves and bark is used to treat a bad cough and sore throat[
]. The leaves may also be chewed with betel nut (Areca catechu) and lime to ease the pain of constant coughing[
]. A decoction of the leaves is drunk to treat malarial fever. The same decoction taken daily is used to relieve asthma[
The diluted stem sap is applied on tropical ulcers[
A decoction of the plant is the basis of a mixture used as an abortifacient[
The wood is used as hard alstonia[
]. It is used for construction purposes, furniture and flooring[
]. The wood is sometimes used to make small carvings[
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