Adisca floribunda Blume
Coelodiscus annamiticus (Kuntze) Gagnep.
Mallotus amentiformis Müll.Arg.
Mallotus annamiticus Kuntze
Mappa floribunda (Blume) Zoll. & Moritzi
Ricinus floribundus Reinw. ex Müll.Arg.
Rottlera floribunda (Blume) Hassk.
Mallotus floribundus is a shrub or small tree with a bushy, many-branched crown[
]. It commonly grows up to 18 metres tall, but with exceptional specimens up to 25 metres, the bole is mostly straight, up to 30cm in diameter[
The plant is gathered from the wild for local use as a medicine, toilet powder and timber[
]. It is grown as an ornamental in parts of southeast Asia[
Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea.
Primary and secondary forests, mainly in open places; often on river banks, along roads, in gaps, clearings, and open fields; in badly drained swampy areas as well as in dry areas, at elevations up to 500 metres, exceptionally to 933 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of lowland tropical areas, where it is usually found at elevations below 500 metres[
Found on most soil types in the wild, from sandy to loamy to clayey to limestone[
A decoction of the root is administered against fever, after child birth, and against stomach-ache and cholera[
The male flowers are used with rice powder as a toilet powder and scented powders[
The tough wood is used to make small objects[
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