In the literature confusion is possible with Triadica cochinchinensis Lour., which, however, is a tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall[
Antidesma bicolor Hassk.
Excoecaria bicolor (Hassk.) Zoll. ex Hassk.
Excoecaria orientalis Pax & K.Hoffm.
Excoecaria quadrangularis Müll.Arg.
Sapium cochinchinense (Lour.) Kuntze
Excoecaria cochinchinensis is an evergreen shrub, usually growing up to 2 metres tall, occasionally becoming a tree up to 15 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is often cultivated as an ornamental, valued especially for the colours of its leaves, and is also sometimes grown for medicinal use[
The latex is an irritant and is used as a fish poison[
E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia.
An understorey plant in forests and thickets at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
Plants can succeed in shade or in full sun, requiring a moist, well-drained soil[
The plant can flower and produce fruit all year round[
]. Inflorescences can be unisexual or bisexual[
All parts of the plant are used as a medicine for the treatment of measles, parotitis, tonsillitis, and lumbar muscle strain[
The plant is used in traditional medicine for its uterotonic properties[
A decoction of roasted leaves is a traditional remedy for urticaria and herpes zoster[
The leaves with a blood red colour underneath are applied topically to arrest bleeding[
The latex is an irritant[
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