There has been considerable dispute about whether Ochrosia and Neisosperma are distinct genera. We are following the treatment by Hendrian in Revision of Ochrosia (Apocynaceae) in Malesia; Blumea 49: pp 101-128; 2004 - here they are treated as two sections of the genus Ochrosia[
Cerbera glomerata Zipp. ex Blume
Lactaria glomerata (Blume) Koidz.
Neisosperma glomeratum (Blume) Fosberg & Sachet
Pseudochrosia glomerata Blume
Ochrosia glomerata is an evergreen tree that can grow from 4 - 30 metres tall. The bole can be up to 30cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Although we have no specific records of toxicity, it is worth noting that the sap of several species in this genus is toxic[
Southeast Asia - Borneo (Sabah), Indonesia (Maluku), Philippines to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
Primary and secondary rain forest; closed broadleaved forest; riversides; beach forest; swampy areas; open areas; Dipterocarpus forest; dry forest with Casuarina; open forest with rattan and bamboo; on a range of soils; elevations to 900 metres[
Found in the wild on red lateritic clay over ultra basic rocks, clay loam, stony soil, or black soil[
The bark is used to reduce swellings[
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