There has been considerable dispute about whether Ochrosia and Neisosperma are distinct genera. We are following the treatment by Hendrian in Revision of Ochrosia (Apocynaceae) in Malesia; Blumea 49: pp 101-128; 2004 - here they are treated as two sections of the genus Ochrosia[
Neisosperma acuminatum (Trimen ex Valeton) Fosberg & Sachet
Ochrosia acuminata is an evergreen tree, occasionally as small as 8 metres, but more commonly within the range 15 - 30 metres.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Although we have no specific records of toxicity, it is worth noting that the sap of several species in this genus is toxic[
Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Disturbed primary forests, open secondary forests, or open areas such as roadsides; growing on clayey or sandy soils; at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
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The wood is used locally[
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