Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Alstonia angustiloba
Fuelwood
Lumber
Medicinal
English Common Name
Pulai
Indonesian Common Name
Pulai hitam, Pulai darat (Java)
Tree Family
Apocynaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
13cm
Length
×
4.5cm
Width
Tree Height
Large (> 35m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–200m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Malaysia, Thailand
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Arabica
Coffee Impact
Unknown
Prevalence
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Unknown
Tree Management

Occurs on a wide variety of soils and is common in mixed dipterocarp forest on low hills and undulating land, and in freshwater swamp forest up to 200 m altitude. It becomes abundant in secondary forest. Fast-growing and light demanding. Can be propagated by cuttings.

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Fuelwood
  • Lumber
  • Medicinal

The stem, latex, and leaves are used to treat gynecological problems and skin sores, the leaves are externally applied to the spleen area to treat remittent fever, and the bark is pounded to make an extract used as an ingredient of fever reducing and antiparasitic drugs.

Farm Services
  • Unknown
Biodiversity Benefits
Unknown