Diospyros serrata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
Eurya angustifolia (Blume) Walp.
Eurya angustifolia Wall.
Eurya arisanensis Hayata
Eurya bifaria Wall.
Eurya blumeana Korth.
Eurya clandestina Blume
Eurya confinis Blume
Eurya euprista Korth.
Eurya grandis Choisy
Eurya hirsutula Miq.
Eurya japonica phyllanthoides (Blume) Dyer
Eurya lucida Wall.
Eurya matsudae Hayata
Eurya membranacea Gardner
Eurya monticola (Ridl.) Ridl.
Eurya multiflora DC.
Eurya phyllanthoides Blume
Eurya rostrata Blume
Eurya salicifolia Blume
Eurya serrata (Blume) Walp.
Eurya suzukii Yamam.
Eurya wallichiana Steud.
Eurya wrayi King
Geeria angustifolia Blume
Geeria serrata Blume
Ternstroemia bifaria Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
Tristylium matsudae (Hayata) Koidz.
Flowers are produced on the underside of the branches
Photograph by: Reuben C. J. Lim
Eurya acuminata is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow up to 15 metres tall. The straight bole is short, and sometimes branches almost at the base[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine, an adulterant for tea, a green manure and a source of wood. It is grown as a pioneer species in Thailand in reforestation projects[
E. Asia - China, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Hill forests, especially those of pine, at elevations from 1,500 - 2,400 metres[
]. Open places at elevations of 1,000 - 2,800 metres in Nepal[
]. Found especially in the clearings of evergreen hill forest in Laos[
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A plant of the subtropical to tropical zones, where it is found at elevations up to 3,000 metres. It can also be grown in warmer parts of the temperate zone in areas where frosts are light and not very common[
Prefers a moderately fertile free-draining moisture retentive soil in sun or part shade with shelter from cold drying winds[
A fast-growing plant[
The plant has an unpleasant, pungent aroma[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms must be grown if seed is required[
The leaves are used to adulterate tea (Camellia sinensis)[
A decoction of the leaves is used as a treatment for cholera, diarrhoea and other stomach-diseases[
The leaves are applied as a poultice on skin eruptions[
The leaves are used as a green manure[
The tree is planted as a pioneer species in northern Thailand in reforestation projects to restore native woodland - it is planted in degraded woodland and open areas in a mix with various other species that all have the ability to grow fast; produce dense, weed-suppressing crowns; and attract seed-dispersing wildlife, particularly birds and bats[
The brownish wood is even grained, soft to moderately hard. It has been used as beams in house building, but it splits easily[
The wood is used mainly as a fuel[
]. An excellent fuel[
Seed - sow as soon as it is ripe in a nursery seedbed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 6 - 8cm with a slight heel in individual pots in a frame. High percentage[
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