Alstonia scholaris

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Alstonia scholaris (L.) R.Br.

Apocynaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

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Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: obovate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: follicle

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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 scholaris is a tree.

Naming

Alstonia scholaris was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Robert Brown, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1811.

Taxonomy

Alstonia scholaris 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

Growth

The trees reach heights of 35 to 40 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Alstonia scholaris produces white tubular flowers from June to November.

The trees produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Alstonia scholaris is native to the Himalaya, India, Sri Lanka, Australia and the Malay Archipelago.

Cultivation

The trees tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

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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