Memecylon microstomum C.B.Clarke
Memecylon amplexicaule is an evergreen tree that can grow from 6 - 18 metres tall. The bole can be 15 - 75cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Primary forest and swamp forest; at elevations from 600 - 1,200 metres[
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We have no specific information for this species, but in general the species in this genus succeed in full sun or in partial shade, growing best in a moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil[
The leaves, boiled together with onions, form a liquid which, when used as a poultice and applied to the head, cures headaches[
A decoction of the flowers and shoots is used in the treatment of skin diseases[
The root is ecbolic - inducing and strengthening contractions of the uterus as an aid for giving birth[
The greyish-brown wood is very hard and close-grained. It makes a good fuel and charcoal[
We have no more specific information for this species, but in general the wood of Memecylon species is usually white to brown, very dense and heavy, sinking in water. It is also often very durable and is used traditionally for house posts, lumber, furniture, and fuel[
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