Euthemis leucocarpa

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Euthemis leucocarpa

Description

Shrub up to 6 m. Branchlets stout, green. Leaves oblong to linear oblong, 8-40 by 2-10 cm, acute at apex, tapering at base, margin distinctly and irregularly denticulate, nerves 1-2 mm apart; Stipules ovate, 4-6 by c. 2 mm, acute to acuminate, ciliate. Flowers ☿, erect, often in pairs. Sepals obliquely ovate to elliptic, unequal, 4-7 by 2-3½ mm, ciliate. Petals obliquely obovate to spatulate, 4-10 by 2½-5 mm. Panicles erect, 8-20 cm; Ovary ovoid to bottle-shaped, 2-4 by c. 1 mm, style 1½-3 mm. Fruit globular, up to 1 cm ø, fleshy, via red turning white. Seeds like sectors of a sphere, c. 4 by 2 mm.

Distribution

Anambas Is: present Asia-Tropical:, Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present) Banka: present Billiton: present Lingga Is: present Riouw: present SW. Cambodia: present
SW. Cambodia; in Malesia: Sumatra, Riouw&Lingga Is., Banka, Billiton, Malay Peninsula, Anambas Is., Borneo.

Uses

Medical applications of the roots is reported from Malaya. In Brunei the fruits are used against eye-diseases.

Citation

RIDL. - in Fl. Mal. Pen. 1922: 368
KING - in J. As. Soc. Beng. 1893: 234
HALL.f. - in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 1917: 32
RIDL. - in Fl. Mal. Pen. 1922: 368
MIQ. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1859: 675
WALL. - in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2. 1824: 303
MERR. - in J. Arn. Arb. 1952: 224
VIDAL - in Adansonia. 1961: 60
MERR. - in J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc. 1921: 388
KANIS - in Blumea. 1968: 62
HALL.f. - in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 1917: 30
RIDL. - in Trans. Linn. Soc. 1893: 285
DIELS - in Bot. Jahrb. 1926: 311
BARTELL. - in Malpighia. 1901: 168
PLANCH. - in Hook., Ic. Pl. II. 1845: t. 711
BENN. - in Hook.f., Fl. Br. Ind. 1. 1875: 526
BARTELL. - in Malpighia. 1901: 167
JACK, Sumatra. 1860: 208, 533
BURK. - in Dict. 1935: 987
JACK - in Fl. Thail. 1970: 29
AIRY SHAW, Kew Bull. 1940: 249
SCHEFF. - in Nat. Tijd. N. I. 1873: 411
JACK - in Hook., Bot. Misc. 2. 1830: 69