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 changes are accepted, then the name of this species will be Phyllanthus lanceolarius (Roxb.) Müll.Arg.
Bradleia lanceolaria Roxb.
Diasperus benthamianus Kuntze
Diasperus lanceolarius (Roxb.) Kuntze
Glochidion cantoniense Hance
Glochidion macrophyllum Benth.
Glochidion subsessile birmanicum Chakrab. & M.Gangop.
Glochisandra acuminata Wight
Phyllanthus benthamianus Müll.Arg.
Phyllanthus fraxinifolius G.Lodd.
Phyllanthus lanceolarius (Roxb.) Müll.Arg.
Glochidion lanceolarium is an evergreen shrub or a tree, usually growing 1 - 3 metres tall, rarely 7 - 12 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
E. Asia - southern China, Nepal, northeast India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.
Open forests or scrub; at elevations from 500 - 1,200 metres[
]. Chiefly found in moist places and ravines[
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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 plant (part not specified) is used in the treatment of anaemia, dysentery and uterine prolapse[
The reddish-brown wood is moderately hard. A pretty wood[
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