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Useful Tropical Plants

Antidesma tomentosum

Blume

Phyllanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Antidesma bangueyense Merr.

Antidesma clementis Merr.

Antidesma cumingii Müll.Arg.

Antidesma foxworthyi Merr.

Antidesma gibbsiae Hutch.

Antidesma ilocanum Merr.

Antidesma impressinerve Merr.

Antidesma kingii Hook.f.

Antidesma leptodictyum Airy Shaw

Antidesma longipes Hook.f.

Antidesma megalophyllum Merr.

Antidesma membranifolium Elmer

Antidesma perserrula Hook.f.

Antidesma persimile Kurz

Antidesma rivulare Merr.

Antidesma samarense Merr.

Antidesma stenocarpum Airy Shaw

Antidesma subolivaceum Elmer

Antidesma urdanetense Elmer

Common Name:

Antidesma tomentosum
Drawing of the leaves and flowers (Fig B only)
Photograph by: Miquel, F.A.W., Flora van Nederlandsch Indie , vol. 1(2): t. 26 (1859) [Q.M.R. VerHuell]
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General Information

Antidesma tomentosum is a shrub or a tree that usually grows from 2 - 6 metres tall, occasionally reaching up to 17 metres. The bole can be up to 15cm in diameter[
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Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
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http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
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An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
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http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
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An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).

Range

E, Asia - Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Understorey of both dense primary and more open secondary forest; road sides and forest edges; thickets; in wet to dry habitats and areas subject to flooding; on clay, sand and ultrabasic soil, over limestone, granite or sandstone; to 800 metres[
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Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
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Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
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Description
An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).
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Properties

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HabitTree
Height5.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
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Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
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Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
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ISBN
 
Description
An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).
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Edible Uses

The ripe fruits are eaten[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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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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327
Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).
]. The red, ovoid fruits are 11 - 14mm long and 5 - 9mm wide[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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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.
,
327
Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).
].

Medicinal

The roots are chewed and applied for internal pain[
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Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).
].

Other Uses

The bark is burned and the ash is rubbed on the teeth to colour them[
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Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).
].

The sapwood is white, yellow, orange, pink or red-brown. The wood is hard, heavy, odourless and tasteless[
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Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
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Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).
]. The hard wood is used for making ploughs[
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Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).
].

Propagation

Seed -
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