Elaeocarpus grandiflorus Smith

[From Greek, elaion = oil and karpos grown and floris = flower]

Physical description: It is a rainforest tree found in Southeast Asia. Leaves: simple, without stipules and alternate. The petiole is 6mm-3.5cm long and slightly curved at the base and the apex. The blade is obo-vate, thinly leathery, and 7 cm-14 cm x 2cm-5.5cm. The apex is acute, the base is pointed, and the margin lobed. The blade shows 7-11 pairs of secondary nerves. The inflorescences are axillary 3.5cm-10cm long racemes. The flowers are pendulous, showy, 1cm-1.3cm long, and develop 5 petals. The fruits are narrowly drupes.

Warning: Caution must be taken as unknown.

= fruit, and from Latin, grandis = full-

Synonymy: E/aeocarpus hainanensis Oliv. sensu Corner.

Common name: Mendong (Malay).

Uses: In Indonesia, a decoction of the fruits of E/aeocarpus grandiflorus Smith. is drunk to promote urination, whereas a decoction of the leaves is drunk to reduce urination. A poultice of the bark is applied externally to heal ulcers. The therapeutic potential of E/aeocarpus grandiflorus Smith. is still yet to be discovered.

fusiform, glossy and 1cm x 3 cm the toxic effects of this plant are

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment