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Ochrosia oppositifolia  (Lam.) K. Schum.


Botanical Name


Ochrosia oppositifolia (Lam.) K. Schum.



Ochrosia salubris (Raf.) Blume, Ochrosia borbonica auct. non J.F. Gmelin, Neisosperma oppositifolia (Lamk) Fosberg & Sachet





General Info


A shrub or tree up to 45 m tall, trunk up to 50 cm in diameter. Leaves in whorls of 3—4(—5), usually obovate, rarely elliptical, (4.5—)8—36 cm x (1.5—)3—18 cm, base decurrent onto the petiole, apex often rounded to obtuse, sometimes apiculate, rarely truncate or shallowly retuse, petiole 1—6.5 cm long. Inflorescence axillary and terminal cyme, in whorls of 2—4, peduncle 0.5—13.5 cm long, congested, many-flowered; flowers fragrant, pedicellate, sepals ovate, 1—2.2 mm x 0.7—1.6 mm, obtuse, thick, green, corolla tube (4—)5—10(—12) mm long, corolla lobes narrowlyelliptical, (4—)5—9(12) mm x 2—3 mm, stamens included. Fruit consisting of 2 separate mericarps, mericarps ellipsoid or ovoid, 5—8 cm x 3—5.5 cm, mesocarp fibrous, united with the stone, green and turning yellow when ripe. Seed suborbicular to elliptical, 25 mm x 20 mm, thin, winged.

Herb Effects

Stomachic (bark, wood and leaves)


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Medicinal Use

Bark, wood and leaves are used to treat fevers.



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