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Useful Tropical Plants

Actephila excelsa

(Dalzell) Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Actephila bantamensis Miq.

Actephila dispersa (Elmer) Merr.

Actephila dolichantha Croizat

Actephila gigantifolia Koord.

Actephila gitingensis Elmer

Actephila javanica Miq.

Actephila magnifolia Elmer

Actephila major Müll.Arg.

Actephila minahassae Koord.

Actephila neilgherrensis Wight

Actephila puberula Kurz

Actephila thomsonii Müll.Arg.

Actephila zeylanica Müll.Arg.

Anomospermum excelsum Dalzell.

Pimelodendron dispersum Elmer

Savia actephila Hassk.

Savia zeylanica Baill.

Common Name:

Actephila excelsa
Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruits and seed
Photograph by: Wight, R., Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis, vol. 5(2): t. 1910 (1846) [Govindoo]
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General Information

Actephila excelsa is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 11 metres tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
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310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
The leaves are sometimes gathered from the wild and used locally to make a tea.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Sparsely forested lowland slopes and thickets, occasionally up to 1,000 metres in Java. Often found on limestone, but it has also been reported from swamp margins, slopes, ridge forest and scrub forest[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

The dried leaves are used to make a pleasant tasting tea[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. The mucilaginous leaves have no special aroma and contain no alkaloids[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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