Capura purpurata L.
Daphne cannabina Lour.
Daphne indica L.
Daphne zhouana Halda
Diplomorpha viridiflora (Wall. ex Meisn.) C.A.Mey.
Wikstroemia amplifolia (Schltr.) Domke
Wikstroemia forsteri Decne.
Wikstroemia linearifolia Elmer
Wikstroemia novae-caledoniae Gand.
Wikstroemia pachyphylla Merr.
Wikstroemia pulgarensis Elmer
Wikstroemia purpurata (L.) Druce
Wikstroemia shuttleworthiana Meisn.
Wikstroemia shuttleworthii Meisn.
Wikstroemia subcoriacea Merr.
Wikstroemia valbrayi H.Lév.
Wikstroemia viridiflora Wall. ex Meisn.
Xylosma cochine Lour. ex Gomes Mach.
Wikstroemia indica is an evergreen shrub usually growing from 50 - 200cm tall, sometimes more[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials. In particular, the fibre obtained from the inner bark of this and several other related species is especially suitable for making a high quality paper. The fibrous bark has at times been exported in quantity from the Philippines to Japan, where it is used in the manufacture of bank notes and other strong papers[
The leaves and the fruit are toxic[
Cases have been reported of children dying after eating the fruits of this plant[
E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, southern China, Phillipines, Malaysia, Indonesia to New Guinea and Australia
Rainforest margins and wet Eucalypt forest, on poor soils in northeastern Australia[
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Wikstroemia species generally grow best in a moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade[
The leaves are particularly suitable for external use in poultices against furunculosis and phlegmon. They are crushed and mixed with peanut oil to alleviate their irritant action[
The leaves are used fresh and can be harvested as required throughout the year[
The leaves can be used as an insecticide in agriculture[
The smooth trunk has a tough bark that can be torn off in strips and used as string[
The fibre from the inner bark is light colored and has a somewhat silky appearance. It can be used for making rope etc and to make a high quality paper[
]. It has at times been harvested in quantity for making bank notes and other strong papers[
Thw wood is of a deep red colour, and coarse-grained, though rather small[
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