Taxon: Alstonia macrophylla Wall. ex G. Don

Genus: Alstonia
Family: Apocynaceae
  Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
      Tribe: Alstonieae
Nomen number: 2687
Place of publication: Gen. hist. 4:87. 1837 (Wallich, Num. list no. 1648. 1829, nom. nud.)
Name Verified on: 19-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (timber fide Pl Res SEAs 5(1):88. 1993)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F ChinaEng)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Kalimantan, - Moluccas, - Sumatra; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Singapore
    • North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar

  • Naturalized:

  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Zimbabwe
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Sierra Leone
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guangdong, - Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India


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Check other web resources for Alstonia macrophylla Wall. ex G. Don :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image