Glochidion ellipticum Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 5: t. 1906 (1852)

Latin for 'elliptic', probably referring to the leaves.

Bradleia wightiana Wall.
Diasperus assamicus (Mull.Arg.) Kuntze
Diasperus malabaricus (Mull.Arg.) Kuntze
Diasperus wightianus Kuntze [Illegitimate]
Glochidion assamicum (Mull.Arg.) Hook.f.
Glochidion assamicum var. brevipedicellatum Hurus. & Yu.Tanaka
Glochidion assamicum var. magnicapsulum Croizat & H. Hara
Glochidion balakrishnanii Jothi & al.
Glochidion diversifolium Bedd.
Glochidion diversifolium var. wightianum (Mull.Arg.) Bedd.
Glochidion ellipticum var. wightiana (Mull.Arg.) Hook.
Glochidion ellipticum var. wightianum (Mull. Arg.) Hook.
Glochidion malabaricum (Mull.Arg.) Bedd.
Phyllanthus assamicus Mull.Arg.
Phyllanthus diversifolius var. longifolius Mull.Arg.
Phyllanthus diversifolius var. wightiana Mull.Arg.
Phyllanthus diversifolius var. wightianus Mull. Arg.
Phyllanthus malabaricus Mull.Arg.

Trees to 10 m tall, monoecious; branches glabrous. Stipules triangular, ca. 2 mm; petiole 2-3 mm; leaf blade broadly elliptic, ovate to lanceolate, 9-15 by 3.5-4.5 cm, papery or subleathery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially brownish when dried, base obtuse, apex acuminate or shortly so; lateral veins 6-8 pairs. Flowers in bisexual axillary clusters, with many male flowers and few female flowers. Male flowers ca. 3 mm in diam.; pedicels slender, 13-20 mm, pubescent; sepals 6, oblong or obovate-oblong, pubescent outside; stamens 3; connate anthers oblong-ovoid, connectives cuspidate. Female flowers subsessile; sepals as in male; ovary globose, 3- or 4-locular, pubescent to glabrous; style column conical, glabrous. Fruiting pedicels short; capsules depressed globose, 2-3 by 6-8 mm, usually 4-locular, pericarp thinner. Seeds hemispheric, red. [Flora of China]

Evergreen broad-leaved forests, scrub on stream banks; 100-1700 m.

Nepal, Bhutan, India, Burma, southern China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand.

Local names
China: Si lie suan pan zi.
India: Kaadu Kappi (Kannada); Bhoma (Konkani, Marathi); Njanjetti, Njaanjetti, Neerchalli, Kulachan (Malayalam)