Name: Alstonia scholaris (L.) R.Br

  1. Common name: Devils tree/ Dita
  2. Vernacular name: Chatiyana
  3. Family: Apocynaceae
  4. Habit: Medium-sized evergreen tree
  5. Habitat: It thrives well in areas where annual rainfall is about 100–150 cm, as it prefers a fairly moist habitat.
  6. Flowering and fruiting occur from March to July, extending to August in subtropical climate.
  7. Parts used: Barks
  8. Distribution:sub-Himalayan tract, West Bengal, Bihar, Peninsular India and Andaman
  9. Uses: Skin ulcers, increase lactation, cure diarrhoea,useful in intestinal worm