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Useful Tropical Plants

Phyllanthus gomphocarpus

Hook.f.

Phyllanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Diasperus gomphocarpus (Hook.f.) Kuntze

Phyllanthus accrescens J.J.Sm.

Reidia gomphocarpa (Hook.f.) C.E.C.Fisch.

Common Name:

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General Information

Phyllanthus gomphocarpus is an erect shrub growing up to 3 metres tall[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for locl use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Andaman and Nicobar Is., Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java)

Habitat

Shady primary forest in hilly areas; at elevations up to 800 metres[
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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Title
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Medicinal

The crushed young leaves are used to heal wounds[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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A decoction from the boiled roots of this plant was traditionally claimed to enhance human health among local traditional practitioners and the Orang Asli community in Malaysia[
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Title
Antioxidant Activity Characterization, Phytochemical Screening, and Proximate Analysis of Cermela Hutan (Phyllanthus
Publication
Medical Science Monitor
Author
Ebby-Anuar Bahari et al
Website
http://www.basic.medscimonit.com/abstract/index/idArt/892345
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
2325-4416
Description
 
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The roots and the leaves have been shown to contain flavonoids, saponins, tannins, and terpenoids[
1044
Title
Antioxidant Activity Characterization, Phytochemical Screening, and Proximate Analysis of Cermela Hutan (Phyllanthus
Publication
Medical Science Monitor
Author
Ebby-Anuar Bahari et al
Website
http://www.basic.medscimonit.com/abstract/index/idArt/892345
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
2325-4416
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-12-09. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Phyllanthus+gomphocarpus>

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