Alstonia scholaris (L.) R.Br.

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (DOGBANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alstonia scholaris (L.) R.Br.
  • Common name : Scholar Tree, Devil Tree, Shaitaanwood Tree, Blackboard Tree, Milkwood Pine, White Cheesewood, Dita Bark, Seven leaved tree
  • Vernacular name : Chattiyan, Saitaan ka Jhat (Hindi); Haale mara (Kannada); Aedakularite chettu, Edakulapala, Edkulashettu, Palgaruda, Edakula ponna (Telugu); Aegaalimaram, Aezhilaikalli (Tamil); Chhatin, Chhatian, Khiromula, Sapta parna (Oria); Saptachada (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often planted in avenues and gardens.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-January
  • Native : Australia, Asia
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Asia, Australasia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi; Harish Bhat et al, 2013- Netrani Island Report; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Alstonia scholaris. Downloaded on 21 October 2019.

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