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12. Glochidion eriocarpum Champion ex Bentham, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 6: 6. 1854.

毛果算盘子 mao guo suan pan zi

Diasperus anamiticus Kuntze; D. eriocarpus (Champion ex Bentham) Kuntze; D. villicaulis (J. D. Hooker) Kuntze; Glochidion anamiticum Kuntze; G. annamense Beille; G. esquirolii H. Léveillé; G. villicaule J. D. Hooker; Phyllanthus eriocarpus (Champion ex Bentham) Müller Argoviensis.

Shrubs or treelets to 5 m tall, monoecious; branchlets densely spreading yellowish or gray-yellow villous. Stipules subulate, 3-4 mm; petiole 1-2 mm, villous; leaf blade ovate, narrowly ovate, or broadly ovate, 4-8 × 1.5-3.5 cm, papery, densely yellowish or gray-villous, but denser abaxially, base obtuse, truncate, or rounded, zygomorphic, apex acuminate or acute; lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs. Flowers axillary, solitary or in 2-4-flowered clusters. Male flowers inserted along lower parts of branchlets; pedicels 4-6 mm; sepals 6, oblong-obovate, 2.5-4 mm, apex acute, sparsely pubescent outside; stamens 3, connate. Female flowers inserted at upper part of branchlets, subsessile; sepals 6, oblong, 2.5-3 mm, villous on both surfaces; ovary depressed globose, densely pubescent, 4- or 5-locular; style column cylindric, erect, ca. 1.5 mm, 4- or 5-lobed. Capsules depressed globose, 8-10 mm in diam., densely yellowish or gray-villous, 4- or 5-grooved, with a cylindric, persistent style column. Fl. and fr. almost throughout year.

Slopes, valley scrub, grassy areas, sometimes at forest margins; 100-1700 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Thailand, Vietnam].

All parts or roots and leaves are used as medicine for urticaria, mastitis, toothache, menorrhagia, dysentery, skin eczema, enteritis, etc.


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