Alstonia macrophylla

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Alstonia macrophylla Wall. ex G.Don

Apocynaceae

Life form: tree

 

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: obovate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: follicle

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Gentiananae
Ordo:
Gentianales

Alstonia macrophylla, commonly known as deviltree, is a tree.

Naming

Nathaniel Wallich already described Alstonia macrophylla but the name was validly published by George Don in 1837.

Taxonomy

Alstonia macrophylla is a species in the genus Alstonia which contains approximately 43 to 45 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Alstonia macrophylla - leaves
Alstonia macrophylla - flowers
Alstonia macrophylla - bark
Alstonia macrophylla - fruits

Growth

The trees are comparatively long-lived and reach heights of 18 to 2 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Alstonia macrophylla is evergreen. The leaves are simple. They are obovate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Alstonia macrophylla produces tubular flowers from October to November.

The trees produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Alstonia macrophylla is native to China, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and the Malay Peninsula.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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