Elaeocarpus floribundus occurs from India eastward to Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia (to Borneo) and the Philippines (Palawan). It has been. Indian Olive is an evergreen moderate sized tree with spreading crown and clean bole of m length. It occurs in evergreen forests of NE. Indian Olive, Elaeocarpus floribundus Fruit: Perspective to the Antioxidative . Indian Olive, Elaeocarpus floribundus Fruit: Perspective to the.

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The wood is used for light construction and for indoor uses such as furniture.

The acidulous fruits are eaten fresh or pickled in vinegar or brine, whole or as chutney. In Mauritius a leaf elaeocarpjs is used to treat hypertension and diabetes. An infusion of the bark and leaves is used in Sumatra as a mouthwash against inflamed gums.

In Malaysia the bark and leaves are used in a poultice to treat ulcers, and an extract is drunk as a tonic. The heartwood is whitish to greyish brown or olive-brown, occasionally purplish grey with a pinkish tinge, and not distinctly demarcated from the sapwood. The grain is straight or sometimes wavy, texture fine to medium.

The wood is somewhat lustrous. The wood is generally easy to air dry.

It is easy to saw and work, and can be planed to an even surface. It holds nails well, stains and glues satisfactorily, and has excellent bending properties. The wood is fairly durable under florkbundus, but not when exposed to the weather or soil. A skin care product containing extracts from Elaeocarpus floribundus showed excellent active-oxygen scavenging actions, and is claimed to have excellent anti-aging and skin-whitening activities.


The flavonoid mearnsetin, a rare methyl ester of myricetin, was isolated from the leaves, along with myricetin and myricitrin. Evergreen small to medium-sized tree up to 30 m tall; bole usually straight and cylindrical, up to 80 cm in diameter; bark surface rough to fissured, brown, inner bark pale yellow to reddish brown; twigs hairy but soon becoming glabrous.

Leaves arranged spirally, often crowded at the ends of twigs, simple; stipules minute, early caducous; petiole 1—5. Inflorescence an axillary raceme up to 22 cm long, many-flowered. Flowers bisexual, regular, 4— 5-merous, pendulous; pedicel 4—12 mm long; sepals lanceolate or narrowly triangular, c. Seedling with epigeal germination.

Fruit development shows distinct phases. During florigundus weeks after flowering fruits grow fast, during 9—17 weeks they grow elaeocar;us slow, and from 17 weeks onwards growth is again fast until maturity is reached about 26 weeks elaeocarpud flowering.

Birds, bats, rodents and pigs eat the fruits and may disperse the seeds. Elaeocarpus comprises about species occurring from Madagascar to tropical Asia, Polynesia, Australia and New Zealand, with centres of diversity in Borneo and New Guinea.

In Madagascar 8 species have been found, all endemic. Elaeocarpus angustifolius Blume is a medium-sized to large tree up to 40 m floribunduss of the evergreen rainforest of north-eastern India, Myanmar, Peninsular Malaysia, Java and Sulawesi. It has been introduced into West Africa. The wood is suitable for light carpentry.

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In tropical Asia leaf sap, bark and seeds are occasionally used in traditional medicine. The fruit is edible and the tree is occasionally planted as ornamental or shade tree. In Asia the stones are used as beads. Floribunds alnifolius Baker is a small to medium-sized tree up to 15 —30 m tall, occurring in eastern Madagascar. Its wood is locally used in construction and as fuel. Elaeocarpus capuronii Tirel is a small to medium-sized tree up to 15 m tall, occurring in floribndus forest in eastern Madagascar.

Its wood is locally used in construction. Elaeocarpus subserratus Baker is a small to eaeocarpus tree up to 25 —40 m tall, occurring in northern, eastern and central Madagascar. Its wood is used locally in construction and carpentry. The flowers yield nectar for honey bees. The bitter bark is used to flavour local rum.


In its natural area elzeocarpus distribution, Elaeocarpus floribundus occurs in lowland rainforest and lower mountain forest, up to m altitude. There are no indications that Elaeocarpus floribundus is in danger of genetic erosion in its natural distribution area. There is no information on the genetic variation in the planted trees in Mauritius. Elaeocarpus floribundus is likely to remain of limited importance in Mauritius for use as timber and edible fruit, and for medicinal purposes.

However, as a multipurpose tree it deserves more research, the more so because other Elawocarpus spp. Not much is known about the endemic species of Madagascar, but most of them are characteristic for humid primary elaekcarpus in eastern Madagascar, which is a forest type under much pressure because of ongoing deforestation.

There seems to be florobundus scope for intensification of timber exploitation of Elaeocarpus spp. Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands. Indian woods, their identification, properties and uses. Manager of Publications, Delhi, India. Flore de Madagascar elaeocatpus des Comores, famille The useful plants elaekcarpus West Tropical Africa.

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Wood anatomical variations in the genus Elaeocarpus Linn. Indian Forester 1: Structural studies of water-soluble acidic polysaccharides of Zizyphus mauritiana Lamk and Elaeocarpus floribunda Blume fruits. Journal of the Bangladesh Chemical Society 18 2: Tree flora of Malaya. A manual for foresters.

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