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)[
], 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 proposed changes are accepted, this species will become Phyllanthus concolor (Müll.Arg.) Müll.Arg.[
Diasperus concolor (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
Glochidion ramiflorum lanceolatum Müll.Arg.
Phyllanthus concolor (Müll.Arg.) Müll.Arg.
Phyllanthus ramiflorus lanceolatus Müll.Arg.
Glochidion concolor is a tree with a crown that can be slender or spreading; it usually grows up to 13 metres tall, with occasional specimens up to 25 metres being recorded. The bole can be up to 50cm in diameter. Occasionally the plant remains shrub-like and can be as small as 1 metre tall[[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. The plant is commonly protected when clearing for new gardens; and is occasionally grown in home gardens in the Pacific[
Western Pacific - Wallis-Futuna Island, Fiji, Tonga.
Dense, open or secondary forest, thickets, grasslands, and fallow vegetation; occasional in garden areas and grazing areas, often volunteering in fallow vegetation; at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Semi-cultivated, Wild
The plant can flower and produce fruit all year round[
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[
The leaves and bark are used medicinally[
The leaves are eaten to cure stomach troubles, including diarrhoea[
The plant (part not specified) is used to treat thrush and haemorrhages[
The wood is durable. It is used in light construction and for making tools[
The wood is used for fuel[
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