Cerea radicans Thouars
Elaeocarpus lanceolatus Blume
Elaeocarpus radicans (Thouars) Hiern
Monocera grandiflora Hook.
Monocera lanceolata Hassk.
Elaeocarpus grandiflorus is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is commonly grown as an ornamental.
Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
Evergreen forest, along streams on riverbanks, at 50 - 800 metres[
We have no specific information for this species, but members of this genus generally grow well in full sun to moderate shade, requiring a fertile, moist but well-drained soil[
The crushed bark is used for poulticing persistent ulcers[
].The bark is an ingredient of a traditional drug for women's diseases[
A decoction of the leaves is drunk as a general tonic and is used in the treatment of bilious afflictions. The leaves are an ingredient of a traditional drug against syphilis[
The seeds are a common ingredient in many traditional 'jamus'. They are credited with mild diuretic properties and as such are included in prescriptions to relieve bladder stones and painful urination in general[
The seed of most species in this genus is covered by a hard, woody shell and can be very slow and erratic to germinate, sometimes taking 2 years or more. Filing down the shell, or cracking it (being very careful not to damage the seed) in order to allow the ingress of moisture can help to greatly speed up germination. Sow the seed in containers in light shade. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out,
Cuttings of almost ripe shoots, in a sandy soil in a frame. The leaves should be left on the stem.[
]. Many species strike readily from cuttings.
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