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

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