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Apocynaceae (dogbane family) » Alstonia scholaris

al-STON-ee-uh -- named for Dr. C. Alston, 18th cent. Scottish Prof. of Botany at Edinburgh skol-lay-riss -- of school, its wood traditional used for making wooden slates, blackboard

commonly known as: alstonia, Australian quinine bark tree, bitter-bark tree, blackboard tree, chatiyan wood, devil's tree, dita bark tree, shaitan, white cheesewood tree • Bengali: chattim • Hindi: चितवन chitvan, शैतान का झाड़ shaitan ka jhar • Kannada: doddapala, janthaila • Malayalam: daivappala • Marathi: सप्तपर्ण saptaparna, satvin • Sanskrit: सप्तपर्ण saptaparna • Tamil: ஏழிலை பிள்ளை ezilai pillai, palegaruda, முகும்பலை mukumpalai • Telugu: ఏడాకులయరటిచెట్టు edakulayaraticettu, సప్తవర్ణము saptavarnamu

Native of: tropical Asia

References: Flowers of IndiaDave's GardenZipCode ZooEcoPort

Source Alstonia scholaris
Author Dinesh Valke from Thane, India


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