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Glochidion candolleanum

(Wight & Arn.) Chakrab. & M.Gangop.

Phyllanthaceae


This species may be transferred to the genus Phyllanthus. A paper by Warren L. Wagner and David H. Lorence ‘A nomenclator of Pacific oceanic island Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae), including Glochidion’ PhytoKeys 4:67-94 (2011)[
858
Title
A nomenclator of Pacific oceanic island Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae), including Glochidion.
Publication
PhytoKeys 4:67-94 (2011)
Author
Wagner W.L.; Lorence D.H.
Website
http://www.phytokeys.com
Publisher
PhytoKeys
Year
2011
ISBN
1314-2003
Description
A proposed revision of the genus Phyllanthus, enlarging the genus by transferring the genera Breynia, Glochidion, Reverchonia, Phyllanthodendron, and Sauropus to it. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
], has proposed submerging the genera Breynia, Glochidion, Reverchonia, Phyllanthodendron, and Sauropus into a broadened concept of the genus Phyllanthus. This proposal has not yet (2014) been fully accepted, although the ‘World Checklist of Selected Plant Families’ has accepted the name changes of the Pacific Island species of Glochidion, as detailed in the paper. If the name changes are accepted, then this species will become Phyllanthus candolleanus (Wight & Arn.) Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr.[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Diasperus arboreus (Wight) Kuntze

Diasperus neilgerrhensis (Wight) Kuntze

Diasperus perrottetianus (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Diasperus pycnocarpus (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Glochidion arboreum Wight

Glochidion neilgherrense Wight

Glochidion pachycarpum Alston

Glochidion pauciflorum Gamble

Glochidion perrottetianum Bedd.

Glochidion pycnocarpum (Müll.Arg.) Bedd.

Glochidion sisparense Gamble

Lobocarpus candolleanus Wight & Arn.

Phyllanthus arboreus (Wight) Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus candolleanus (Wight & Arn.) Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr.

Phyllanthus neilgherrensis (Wight) Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus pachycarpus (Alston) Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr.

Phyllanthus perrottetianus Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus pycnocarpus Müll.Arg.

Common Name:

Glochidion candolleanum
Flowering stem
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General Information

Glochidion candolleanum is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree, usually growing around 3.6 metres tall[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
,
506
Title
The Flora of British India. (in 7 volumes)
Publication
 
Author
Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; London
Year
1872 - 1897
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but has some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree produces an attractive wood that could be used in cabinet making.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

506
Title
The Flora of British India. (in 7 volumes)
Publication
 
Author
Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; London
Year
1872 - 1897
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but has some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka.

Habitat

A common tree in the shola forests at elevations above 1,800 metres[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height3.00 m
PollinatorsMoths
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



This species is noteworthy for its pollination mechanism, which involves a symbiotic relationship with moths of the genus Epicephala. This closely parallels that found in Yucca species[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The red wood is often brightly coloured with a pretty silver grain. It is moderately hard. The wood is not in special use, but would be good for turning and cabinet-work[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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