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[
Bleekeria coccinea (Teijsm. & Binn.) Koidz.
Excavatia coccinea (Teijsm. & Binn.) Markgr.
Lactaria coccinea Teijsm. & Binn.
Ochrosia coccinea is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow from 2 - 10 metres tall[
The plant is cultivated for its medicinal use in China[
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 (Moloccas) to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
Primary and secondary rain forests; growing on clayey soils; at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
]. Lowland rain forest along rivers, even if temporarily flooded.
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The bark contains the indole alkaloids ellipticine, 9-methoxy-ellipticine and reserpiline[
Ellipticine and its derivatives possess anticancer properties against several experimental neoplasms as well as towards some human cancers[
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