This species may be transferred to the genus Phyllanthus. A paper by Warren L. Wagner and David H. Lorence ‘A nomenclator of Pacific oceanic island Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae), including Glochidion’ PhytoKeys 4:67-94 (2011)[
], has proposed submerging the genera Breynia, Glochidion, Reverchonia, Phyllanthodendron, and Sauropus into a broadened concept of the genus Phyllanthus. This proposal has not yet (2014) been fully accepted, although the ‘World Checklist of Selected Plant Families’ has accepted the name changes of the Pacific Island species of Glochidion, as detailed in the paper. If the name changes are accepted, then this species will become Phyllanthus candolleanus (Wight & Arn.) Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr.[
Diasperus arboreus (Wight) Kuntze
Diasperus neilgerrhensis (Wight) Kuntze
Diasperus perrottetianus (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
Diasperus pycnocarpus (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
Glochidion arboreum Wight
Glochidion neilgherrense Wight
Glochidion pachycarpum Alston
Glochidion pauciflorum Gamble
Glochidion perrottetianum Bedd.
Glochidion pycnocarpum (Müll.Arg.) Bedd.
Glochidion sisparense Gamble
Lobocarpus candolleanus Wight & Arn.
Phyllanthus arboreus (Wight) Müll.Arg.
Phyllanthus candolleanus (Wight & Arn.) Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr.
Phyllanthus neilgherrensis (Wight) Müll.Arg.
Phyllanthus pachycarpus (Alston) Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr.
Phyllanthus perrottetianus Müll.Arg.
Phyllanthus pycnocarpus Müll.Arg.
Glochidion candolleanum is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree, usually growing around 3.6 metres tall[
The tree produces an attractive wood that could be used in cabinet making.
E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka.
A common tree in the shola forests at elevations above 1,800 metres[
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This species is noteworthy for its pollination mechanism, which involves a symbiotic relationship with moths of the genus Epicephala. This closely parallels that found in Yucca species[
The red wood is often brightly coloured with a pretty silver grain. It is moderately hard. The wood is not in special use, but would be good for turning and cabinet-work[
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