Elaeocarpus integerrimus Lour.
Ochna crocea Griff.
Ochna harmandii Lecomte
Ochna wallichii Planch.
Ochna integerrima is a deciduous shrub or tree that can grow up to 12 metres tall. The short bole can be straight or twisted and is 6 - 16cm in diameter. The taller specimens are generally found near river banks, whilst small shrubs are more common near seashores[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine, food and source of wood. It is a very popular ornamental garden plant in east Asia, where the cut flowers are seen as a symbol of good luck during the New Year festivities in Vietnam[
E. Asia - southern China, northeast India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia.
An understorey plant in moist or dry, deciduous forests, often of a mixed Diptcrocarp type; often growing in hilly country, usually on loamy, sandy, or rocky soils; at elevations from sea level to 1,200 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A species of tropical areas at elevations below 1,500 metres, it is adapted to growing in areas with a seasonal climate, often on poorer soils[
Usually found on loamy, sandy, or rocky soils in the wild[
Rather slow growing.
Fruit - raw. The pulp is eaten[
The bitter-tasting bark is a digestive tonic[
]. It is also used to treat sore throats[
The root is used as a cathartic for treating worms and as a medicine for treating lymphatic disorders[
The wood is used in the construction of traditional huts[
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