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Glochidion littorale Monkey Apple ketumbang Euphorbiaceae

 

 Monkey Apple, Glochidion littorale, ketumbang

 

Glochidion littorale

 Monkey Apple, Glochidion littorale, ketumbang

This is one kind of shrub or small tree with brown flaky bark, can grow about 6m high.
These small fruit, about 15 mm. diameter, are probably poisonous. Typically these fruit are green becoming white and this color when ripe.
According some resources I found while searching, The plant bears separate male and female flowers on the same tree; flowers tiny, without petals, in dense clusters in leaf axils, male flowers with 4 to 5 times longer stalks than females.
The tree Glochidion litorrale is a pioneering species in damp gullies and rainforest. It belongs to the Rubber Tree Family (Euphorbiaceae) but does not have white sap. It has a wide distribution, ranging from India, Sri Lanka, Indochina, S. E. Asia.
The fruits are edible.
The root is used medicinal as mouthwash for babies.

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