Alstonia scholaris

Alstonia scholaris

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(Milky Pine)

FAMILY

Apocynaceae

Species

Alstonia scholaris

Common name

Milky Pine

Flower colour; life form

White; tree

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

A rainforest tree often planted as a street tree distinguished by the milky sap and the dark glossy green leaves that are in whorls of 4 or more, the lateral veins are more or less parallel to one another. The fragrant white flowers are followed by long thin follicles to 40 cm long.

JCU acknowledges the Yirrganydji and Djabugay Peoples for sharing their Indigenous Knowledge and pay respect to the elders past and present. “Known as Kor-oo-lah. Medicine from tree used for treating toothache, diarrhoea and rheumatism. Timber used for making manual tools. The tree also used for fish poison”.

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Image of Alstonia flowers and leaves