Al·​sto·​nia ȯl-ˈstō-nē-ə How to pronounce Alstonia (audio)
: a genus of trees or shrubs (family Apocynaceae) found in tropical Asia, Australia, and Polynesia having white funnel-shaped flowers and including several (especially A. constricta) whose bark has been used medicinally for its antiperiodic and antipyretic properties (as in the treatment of malaria)

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“Alstonia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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