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Glochidion zeylanicum

(Gaertn.) A.Juss.

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 proposals are accepted, this species will become Phyllanthus zeylanicus (Gaertn.) Müll.Arg.[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Agyneia flexuosa B.Heyne ex Benth.

Agyneia hirsuta Miq.

Agyneia obliqua Willd.

Bradleia arborescens (Blume) Steud.

Bradleia hirsuta Roxb.

Bradleia mollis Steud.

Bradleia nitida Roxb.

Bradleia obliqua (Willd.) Spreng.

Bradleia timoriensis Steud.

Bradleia zeylanica Gaertn.

Diasperus arborescens (Blume) Kuntze

Diasperus arnottianus (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze.

Diasperus brunneus (Hook.f.) Kuntze

Diasperus hirsutus (Roxb.) Kuntze

Diasperus hongkongensis (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Diasperus mishmiensis (Hook.f.) Kuntze

Diasperus nitidus (Roxb.) Kuntze

Diasperus obliquus (Willd.) Kuntze

Diasperus perakensis (Hook.f.) Kuntze

Diasperus sclerophyllus (Hook.f.) Kuntze

Diasperus silheticus (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Diasperus teysmannii (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Diasperus tomentosus (Dalzell) Kuntze

Diasperus zeylanicus (Gaertn.) Kuntze

Glochidion arborescens Blume

Glochidion arnottianum Müll.Arg.

Glochidion bancanum Miq.

Glochidion brunneum Hook.f.

Glochidion canaranum (Müll.Arg.) Bedd.

Glochidion dasyphyllum K.Koch

Glochidion ferdinandii supra-axillare (Benth.) F.M.Bailey

Glochidion glaberrimum Ridl.

Glochidion hirsutum (Roxb.) Voigt

Glochidion hongkongense Müll.Arg.

Glochidion lanceolatum liukiuense (Hayata) Hurus.

Glochidion littorale Benth.

Glochidion liukiuense Hayata

Glochidion mishmiense Hook.f.

Glochidion molle Hook. & Arn.

Glochidion nitidum (Roxb.) Voigt

Glochidion obliquum (Willd.) Decne.

Glochidion pedunculatum Merr.

Glochidion perakense Hook.f.

Glochidion sclerophyllum Hook.f.

Glochidion silheticum (Müll.Arg.) Croizat

Glochidion sphaerostigmum Hayata

Glochidion sumatranum Miq.

Glochidion supra-axillare (Benth.) Domin

Glochidion tomentosum Dalzell

Phyllanthus arborescens (Blume) Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus arnottianus (Müll.Arg.) Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus canaranus Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus ferdinandii supra-axillaris Benth.

Phyllanthus hirsutus (Roxb.) Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus hongkongensis (Müll.Arg.) Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus nitidus (Roxb.) Reinw. ex Blume

Phyllanthus obliquus (Willd.) Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus silheticus Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus teysmannii Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus tomentosus (Dalzell) Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus zeylanicus (Gaertn.) Müll.Arg.

Common Name:

Glochidion zeylanicum
Flowering branches
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Glochidion zeylanicum Glochidion zeylanicum

General Information

Glochidion zeylanicum is an evergreen shrub or a tree growing from 1 - 8 metres tall[
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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use, food, and as a source of wood and tannins.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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.

Range

E. Asia - China, Japan, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia to New Guinea, Australia, Solomon Islands.

Habitat

Humid valleys, scrub on streambanks; at elevations from 100 - 600 metres[
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.
]. Favoured by disturbance, it is found in a variety of habitats, from well developed rain forest to fringing forest along creeks through eucalypt forest[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
].

Properties

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HabitEvergreen Tree
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Grows in the wild on granite bedrock[
742
Title
Flora of Thailand - Euphorbiaceae
Publication
 
Author
van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/thaieuph/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site with masses of information about the species of Euphorbia found in Thailand.
].
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

Leaves[
742
Title
Flora of Thailand - Euphorbiaceae
Publication
 
Author
van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/thaieuph/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site with masses of information about the species of Euphorbia found in Thailand.
].

Medicinal

The roots are used as medicine for coughs and pneumonia[
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.
].

The leaves are astringent[
742
Title
Flora of Thailand - Euphorbiaceae
Publication
 
Author
van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/thaieuph/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site with masses of information about the species of Euphorbia found in Thailand.
]. The stem and leaves are used for treating abdominal pain, toothaches and traumatic injury[
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.
].
Applied externally, the leaves are used in the treatment of itches, scabies[
218
Title
Medicinal Plants of China
Publication
 
Author
Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S.
Publisher
Reference Publications, Inc.
Year
1985
ISBN
0-917256-20-4
Description
Details of over 1,200 medicinal plants of China and brief details of their uses. Often includes an analysis, or at least a list of constituents. Heavy going if you are not into the subject.
,
240
Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
].

The fruits are cooling and restorative[
240
Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
].

The bark is stomachic[
240
Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

The bark contains up to 6.4% tannin[
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.
].

The tree produces a useful, general-purpose timber[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
]. (As Glochidion sumatranum)

Propagation

Seed -
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