Mallotus conspurcatus Croizat
Mallotus croizatianus F.P.Metcalf
Mallotus esquirolii H.Lév.
Mallotus leveillanus Fedde
Mallotus lotingensis F.P.Metcalf
Mallotus luchenensis F.P.Metcalf
Rottlera barbata Wall. ex Baill.
Mallotus barbatus is an evergreen shrub or a tree with a compact crown; it can grow up to 12 metres tall. The bole can be up to 15cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.
E. Asia - southern China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Locally common in deciduous and evergreen forest, mostly in open, often very disturbed or burned places, along road and river sides; on a large variety of soil types, like shale, limestone, sandstone, and sandy clay; at elevations up to 1,400 metres[
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Plants can flower and produce fruit all year round[
Usually a dioecious species, though some plants also have bisexual flowers. If dioecios, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The roots and fruits are used against muscle stiffness[
The seeds yield a fatty oil used for making candles[
The fibrous bark has been used for cordage and to make artificial feathers[
The sapwood is straw coloured with pinkish brown streaking[
]. The wood is soft and resistant to the attacks of termites. It is used for pulp for paper making[
The wood is used for fuel[
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