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Useful Tropical Plants

Phyllanthus ciccoides

Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Diasperus ciccodes (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Flueggeopsis microspermus K.Schum.

Flueggeopsis pelas K.Schum.

Phyllanthus baccatus F.Muell. ex Benth.

Phyllanthus novae-hollandiae Baill.

Phyllanthus pelas (K.Schum.) Pax & K.Hoffm.

Common Name:

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General Information

Phyllanthus ciccoides is a shrub or a tree that can grow up to 10 metres tall[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials. It is grown as a living fence and plant support.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Australasia - New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, northern Australia to the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu

Habitat

Disturbed montane rain forest, tall secondary forest, garden regrowth, and in Imperata grass infested sites, on stream banks and in steep hill forest; at elevations up to 1,900 metres[
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height6.00 m
Growth RateFast
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details



A fast-growing tree[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

In the Solomon Islands it is planted as a fallow crop, for live fences, and as a support tree for yams (Dioscorea spp.)[
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Other Uses

The pounded leaves are boiled in a mixture with other ingredients in order to stain Pandanus leaves black for traditional mat making[
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The wood is quite heavy and is used for beams and posts in traditional house building; it is also suitable for digging sticks, being used for purposes such as taro (Colocasia esculenta) cultivation[
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The wood yields an average quality fuel[
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-08-17. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Phyllanthus+ciccoides>

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