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 mariannensis (A.DC.) Koidz.
Excavatia mariannensis (A.DC.) Markgr.
Lactaria mariannensis (A.DC.) Kuntze
Ochrosia mariannensis is a shrub to medium sized tree.
The tree is gathered from the wild and used locally as a dye, latex and source of timber.
The sap is highly toxic[
Pacific - Guam, Mariana Islands, Polynesia.
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On being wounded a thick milky juice exudes from the branches and green fruits, which coagulates and resembles rubber[
A yellow dye is obtained from the roots[
The yellow wood is fine-grained, durable and resists the attacks of insects, though it is not strong. It takes a fine polish and has the advantage of lightness. It is sometimes used for making furniture[
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