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Alstonia scholaris
(white cheesewood)

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Alstonia scholaris (white cheesewood)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 03 January 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Alstonia scholaris
  • Preferred Common Name
  • white cheesewood
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Carved material
  • Fuelwood
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Ornamental
  • Wood/timber

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
North of Cooktown, Queensland, Australia.
TitleTree habit
CaptionNorth of Cooktown, Queensland, Australia.
CopyrightJohn Doran/CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products
North of Cooktown, Queensland, Australia.
Tree habitNorth of Cooktown, Queensland, Australia.John Doran/CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products
1. habit of young tree
2. sterile twig
3. inflorescence
4. sectioned flower
5. calyx
6. fruits
7: seed
TitleLine artwork
Caption1. habit of young tree 2. sterile twig 3. inflorescence 4. sectioned flower 5. calyx 6. fruits 7: seed
Copyright©PROSEA Foundation
1. habit of young tree
2. sterile twig
3. inflorescence
4. sectioned flower
5. calyx
6. fruits
7: seed
Line artwork1. habit of young tree 2. sterile twig 3. inflorescence 4. sectioned flower 5. calyx 6. fruits 7: seed©PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Alstonia scholaris (L.) R. Br.

Preferred Common Name

  • white cheesewood

Variety

  • Alstonia scholaris var. scholaris
  • Alstonia scholaris var. velutina Monach.

International Common Names

  • English: blackboard tree; milkwood pine
  • French: echite

Local Common Names

  • Australia: birrba; koo rool; milkwood; milky pine
  • Bangladesh: chatian; chatin
  • Brunei Darussalam: pulai lilin
  • Germany: Mahagoni, Zitronen-; Teufelsbaum; Weissquirlbaum
  • Indonesia: pulai; pule; rite
  • Laos: tinpet
  • Malaysia/Peninsular Malaysia: pulai
  • Myanmar: lettok
  • Papua New Guinea: milky pine; white cheesewood
  • Philippines: dalipaeon; dita
  • Thailand: hassaban; sattaban; teenpet
  • Vietnam: c[aa]y m[of] cua; c[aa]y s[uwx]a

EPPO code

  • ATNSC (Alstonia scholaris)

Trade name

  • pulai
  • white cheesewood

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Gentianales
  •                         Family: Apocynaceae
  •                             Genus: Alstonia
  •                                 Species: Alstonia scholaris

Uses List

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Fuels

  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Containers

  • Boxes
  • Crates
  • Vats

Furniture

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • For light construction

Veneers

Wood-based materials

  • Particleboard
  • Plywood

Woodware

  • Industrial and domestic woodware
  • Matches
  • Toys
  • Turnery