Ehretia moluccana

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Ehretia moluccana


Tree (?). Leaves: petiole 0.5-3 cm; blade lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, (3—)5—18 by 1.5-9 cm, margin entire to wavy, base truncate, apex acute to acuminate, nerves 5-7 on each side, glabrous on both sides. Inflorescence axillary or terminal on short branches, corymbose with long primary branches, at length broadly expanded, flowers numerous in subcapitate groups crowded at end of branches, with loose, white, patent hairs; pedicels less than 1 mm long. Stamens: filaments long exserted, anthers linear, 1 mm long. Fruit not seen.


Ceram present, Halmahera present, Ternate present
Malesia: Moluccas (Ceram, Ternate, Halmahera).


Local use as a disinfectant after child-birth and as a contraceptive.