Alstonia


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Alstonia

a genus of the Apocynaceae family of creepers and shrubs, many of them toxic. Includes A. scolaris (cheesewood, milky pine).

Alstonia constricta
contains the indole alkaloids alstonine, alstonidine and reserpine and causes hyperesthesia, tetany and convulsions. Called also quinine tree, bitter bark.
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Alstonia congensis, Xylopia rubescens, and Syzygium owariense were species ecologically important in the three stands.
Evaluacion del genero Alstonia (Apocynaceae) en Centroamerica.
Lowest divergence value was observed between Alstonia scholaris and Rhazya stricta while highest divergence value was observed between Catharanthus roseus and Nerium oleander.
A potent sperm motility-inhibiting activity of bioflavonoids from an ethnomedicine of Onge, Alstonia macrophylla Wall ex A.
These selected plants are Millingtonia hortensis, Annona squamosa, Bauhinia varigata, Plumeria alba, Psidium guajava, Syzygium cumini, Alstonia scholaris, Michelea champaca, Holoptelia integrifolia, Quisqualis indica and Nerium indicum.
Os extratos aquosos do látex de três espécies de plantas nativas da Índia (Thevetia peruviana, Alstonia scholaris e Euphorbia pulcherrima) foram testados para o controle de duas espécies prejudiciais de caramujos (Lymnaea acuminata e Indoplanorbis exustus).
These early successes lead to a much greater interest in Australian medicinal plants in the nineteenth century leading to the discovery and use (often as tonic to aid digestion) of among others Sebacca orata, Alstonia constricta, Doryphora sassafras and Similax glyciphylla (3).
One manufacturer has focused on exporting products made from other species, exporting trellis and lattice material made from hard alstonia (Alstonia macrophylla) and silky oak (Gravillea robusta).