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5. Alstonia neriifolia D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 131. 1825.

竹叶羊角棉 zhu ye yang jiao mian

Description from Flora of China

Alstonia guangxiensis D. Fang & X. X. Chen.

Shrubs erect, to 2 m tall, glabrous except for leaves. Branches gray-brown, lenticellate. Leaves in whorls of 3 or 4, sessile; blade very narrowly elliptic or sublinear, 6-22 X 1-2.5 cm, thick papery, abaxially pubescent, apex acuminate; lateral veins 100-170 pairs, nearly at a right angle to midvein. Cymes to 10 cm. Calyx lobes ciliate. Corolla white, tube ca. 2 cm; lobes ca. 1 cm, overlapping to left. Stamens inserted at apex of corolla tube; disc shorter than ovaries. Follicles 6-13 X 2-4 cm. Seeds ciliate at ends, 5-10 mm.

The leaves and roots are used to cure abscesses.

Montane brush fields. SW Guangxi [India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka]


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