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Useful Tropical Plants

Alstonia rupestris

Kerr

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Blaberopus rupester (Kerr) Pichon

Common Name:

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General Information

Alstonia rupestris is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall[
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Biotik, Laos
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http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of medicines, latex and wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - southern China, Thailand, Laos.

Habitat

On limestone in open forests at elevations from 500 - 1,800 metres[
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Title
Biotik, Laos
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Author
 
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http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
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ISBN
 
Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The small flowers are sweetly scented[
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Title
Biotik, Laos
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Author
 
Website
http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
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Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the crushed leaves is used to clean infected wounds[
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Title
Biotik, Laos
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
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The bitter bark and latex yield a tonic and antiseptic medicine[
443
Title
Biotik, Laos
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
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Other Uses

A white latex exudes freely from the stems[
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Title
Biotik, Laos
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
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The wood is often used for coffins and as a plywood core[
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Title
Biotik, Laos
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
]

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Alstonia+rupestris>

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