B135 / B144

Common Name
Scientific Name
Elaeocarpus petiolatus
Growth Form and Foliage
  • It is a tree up to 21 m tall, and up to 1.2 m in girth size with resin covering the tips of its twigs.
  • Leaves, long-stalked, leathery leaf blades that are oblong or elliptic, tipped, green, and 7 - 31 by 3.8 - 18 cm.
Its white flowers that are 1.3 cm across develop on flowering shoots of 3 - 13 that occur in the leaf axils.
Its fruits are drupes that are ellipsoid or oblong, greyish-blue with green oily pulp, 1 - 2 by 0.8 - 1.2 cm.
It grows in lowland to hill forests, up to 1,300 m altitude. Common in old secondary forests and forest edges.
Ethnobotanical features
  • Bitter bark used as poultice for ulcers and prescribed for female diseases.
  • Leaves and seeds are bitter and used as tonic.

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