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Alstonia pneumatophora

Classification

Order: Gentianales
   Family: Apocynaceae
            Genus: Alstonia
                        Specie: Alstonia pneumatophora

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Waterlogged conditions

Features: Pneumatophores or aerial rootlets

Uses: Timber tree

Zones: 11?12

Description: This unusual species dwells in the lowland swamp forests of Sumatra and Borneo, making a large tree that has been exploited for its soft timber. As an adaptation to growing in waterlogged soil it has evolved aerial rootlets or pneumatophores, which allow

Growth Habit: Upright trunk with tiered branches

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