Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thwaites

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 8

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thwaites
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Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thwaites 

Names.

Myanmar: arthaw-ka, lan-tama, thinbaw-te. English: false ashoka, green champa, Indian fir tree, Indian mast tree.

Range.

Sri Lanka and southern India; cultivated in India, Malaya, Pakistan and Tropical East Africa. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Use.

Bark: Used as febrifuge.

Notes.

Significant antimicrobial and antifungal activity of clerodane diterpenoids has been found from the seeds of this species (Marthanda Murthy et al. 2005). Methanolic extracts have yielded 20 known and two new organic compounds, some of which show cytotoxic properties ( Chen et al. 2000).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).