Dicalyx tinctorius Blume
Eugeniodes fasciculatum O.K.Rev.
Symplocos phanerophlebia Merr.
Symplocos fasciculata is an evergreen shrub, or less often a tree, that can grow up to 22 metres tall with a bole 50cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and the source of a dye that is used locally in the batik industry.
Southeast Asia - southern peninsula Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea.
Primary high, and open secondary forest and thickets, common in disturbed forest; it is found in a wide range of soils and Dipterocarp forest, also riparian, at elevations from sea-level up to 2,200 metres[
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A plant of low to moderate elevations in the moist tropics, where it can be found at elevations up to 2,200 ,metres.
The plant is rather indifferent to soils in the wild, being found on latosols, sand, sandstone, black soils and seasonally swampy land[
The plant is used to cure sore eyes[
]. The bark is powdered, placed in a bowl which is then covered with another bowl and left outside during the day to collect condensation. This condensate is then used to treat sore eyes[
The bark and leaves contain aluminium and are used as a mordant and dyestuff. A decoction can be used to produce red and brown dyes, and is used in the Batik industry in Java and when when dyeing rattans[
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