Family • Elaeocarpaceae - Elaeocarpus grandiflorus Sm. - FAIRY PETTICOAT
|Elaeocarpus grandiflorus Sm.|
|Elaeocarpus lanceolatus Blume|
|Fairy petticoat (Engl.)|
|Fringe bells (Engl.)|
|Lily of the valley tree (Engl.)|
Mala is a rather large and smooth tree growing to a height of 24 meters. Leaves are elliptic-lanceolate, 9 to 14 cm long, 2.5 to 4 cm wide, pointed at both ends. Flowers are white, about 2 cm long, growing on short sprays at the top of branchlets. Sepals are lanceolate, 15 mm long, 3 to 4 mm wide. Petals are white, oblong-obovate, about 2 cm long, and deeply fringed at the tip. Fruit is green.
In forests at low altitudes.
Bark is very bitter.
Bark, leaves and seeds.
No reported folkloric medicinal use in the Philippines.
Bark used for poulticing ulcers.
Elsewhere, used for diseases of women.