Elaeocarpus glandulosus Wall. ex Merr.
Elaeocarpus madopetalus Pierre
Elaeocarpus hygrophilus is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow from 3 - 13 metres tall[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It is sometimes cultivated for its fruit[
E. Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos.
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
We have no specific information for this species, but members of this genus generally grow well in full sun to moderate shade, requiring a fertile, moist but well-drained soil[
]. Steeped in brine[
]. The fruit is 3 - 4cm long[
The seed of most species in this genus is covered by a hard, woody shell and can be very slow and erratic to germinate, sometimes taking 2 years or more. Filing down the shell, or cracking it (being very careful not to damage the seed) in order to allow the ingress of moisture can help to greatly speed up germination. Sow the seed in containers in light shade. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out,
Cuttings of almost ripe shoots, in a sandy soil in a frame. The leaves should be left on the stem.[
]. Many species strike readily from cuttings.
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