Closely related to Callicarpa pilosissima Maxim., a species found in Taiwan[
Callicarpa lancifolia Merr.
Callicarpa merrillii Moldenke
Callicarpa stenophylla Merr.
Callicarpa caudata is an evergreen shrub growing up to 4 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Southeast Asia - Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea, northeastern Australia, Solomon Islands.
Steep open slopes, in thickets and in stream depressions, at elevations from 1,200 - 2,000 metres[
]. An understory plant in disturbed lowland rain forest in Australia[
Species in this genus generally require a sunny position or light dappled shade[
]. Prefers a highly fertile well-drained loamy soil[
Requires cross-pollination for good fruit production[
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
A decoction of fresh or dried leaves is used as a cure for stomach troubles.
The leaves are externally applied to relieve earache[
Seed - sow in a nursery seedbed and only just cover the seed[
]. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 18°c[
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out
Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10cm long in a frame. High percentage[
Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth with a heel[
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