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Kopsia singapurensis White Kopsia   Apocynaceae
 

Kopsia singapurensis, White kopsia

 

Kopsia singapurensis, White kopsia	Synonymy : Kopsia fructicosa var. albiflora
The plant is a small tree 5 m tall. White latex is produced from cut surfaces. The flower has a white corolla formed from 5 petals fused together. It's usually found in lowland forests, especially swamp forest.Has ornamental potential for shady, wet spots or aquatic sites
Latex from its leaves and bark contain alkaloids such as kopsingine, kopsingarine and kopsasporine, which are potential cancer fighting compounds.
Rhazinilam, a new antineuplastic drug is found in this species. It prevents both microtubule assembly and cold microtubule disassembly.
Propagation: air layering, stem cuttings

 
Kopsia singapurensis, White kopsia	Kopsia singapurensis, White kopsia	Kopsia singapurensis, White kopsia

  

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