Ochrosia oppositifolia

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Ochrosia oppositifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Ochrosia
Species: O. oppositifolia
Binomial name
Ochrosia oppositifolia
(Lam.) K.Schum
Synonyms[1]

Ochrosia oppositifolia grows as a small to medium-sized tree up to 25 metres (82 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 50 centimetres (20 in). Its flowers feature a creamy to white corolla. Habitat is coastal forest, bush or open areas from sea-level to 100 metres (330 ft) altitude, rarely inland. Local medicinal uses include as a carminative and in high doses as an abortifacient.[2] In Asia, O. oppositifolia is found in Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia. In Oceania, it is found on Rurutu in French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tuvalu. In Africa, the plant is found only in the Seychelles.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ochrosia oppositifolia". The Plant List. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. pp. 391–392. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9. 
  3. ^ "Ochrosia oppositifolia". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 30 July 2013.