Glochidion zeylanicum (Gaertn.) A.Juss., Euphorb. Gen. 107 (1824)

Latin for 'from Ceylon', probably first described from a specimen found in Sri Lanka.

Agyneia flexuosa B.Heyne ex Wall.
Agyneia obliqua Willd.
Bradleia arborescens (Blume) Steud.
Bradleia nitida Roxb.
Bradleia obliqua (Willd.) Spreng.
Bradleia timoriensis Steud.
Bradleia zeylanica Gaertn.
Bradleja zeylanica Gaertn.
Diasperus arborescens (Blume) Kuntze
Diasperus brunneus (Hook.f.) Kuntze
Diasperus hongkongensis (Mull.Arg.) Kuntze
Diasperus nitidus (Roxb.) Kuntze
Diasperus obliquus (Willd.) Kuntze
Diasperus perakensis (Hook.f.) Kuntze
Diasperus sclerophyllus (Hook.f.) Kuntze
Diasperus subscandens (Zoll. & Moritzi) Kuntze
Diasperus silheticus (Mull.Arg.) Kuntze
Diasperus teysmannii (Mull.Arg.) Kuntze
Diasperus zeylanicus (Gaertn.) Kuntze
Glochidion arborescens Blume
Glochidion bancanum Miq.
Glochidion brunneum Hook.f.
Glochidion brunneum subsp. andamanicum N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab.
Glochidion canaranum (Mull.Arg.) Bedd.
Glochidion ferdinandii var. supra-axillare (Benth.) F.M.Bailey
Glochidion glaberrimum Ridl.
Glochidion hongkongense Mull.Arg.
Glochidion lanceilimbum Merr.
Glochidion lanceolatum var. liukiuense (Hayata) Hurus.
Glochidion littorale Benth.
Glochidion liukiuense Hayata
Glochidion nitidum (Roxb.) Voigt
Glochidion obliquum (Willd.) Decne.
Glochidion pedunculatum Merr.
Glochidion perakense Hook.f.
Glochidion perakense var. supra-axillare (Benth.) Airy Shaw
Glochidion sclerophyllum Hook.f.
Glochidion silheticum (Mull.Arg.) Croizat
Glochidion subscandens Zoll. & Moritzi
Glochidion sumatranum Miq.
Glochidion supra-axillare (Benth.) Domin
Glochidion zeylanicum var. malayanum J.J.Sm.
Glochidion zeylanicum var. nitidum (Roxb.) Haines
Phyllanthus arborescens (Blume) Mull.Arg.
Phyllanthus canaranus Mull.Arg.
Phyllanthus ferdinandii var. supra-axillaris Benth.
Phyllanthus hongkongensis (Mull.Arg.) Mull.Arg.
Phyllanthus nitidus (Roxb.) Reinw. ex Blume
Phyllanthus obliquus (Willd.) Mull.Arg.
Phyllanthus silheticus Mull.Arg.
Phyllanthus subscandens (Zoll. & Moritzi) Mull.Arg.
Phyllanthus teysmannii Mull.Arg.
Phyllanthus zeylanicus (Gaertn.) Mull.Arg. [Illegitimate]

Sub-canopy tree up to 26 m tall and 30 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 2.5 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, usually hairy below. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, white-pinkish, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 4 mm long, white-pink-red, dehiscent capsules, seeds remaining on the column after capsule opens.

In disturbed (mainly roadsides but also open scrub vegetations) to undisturbed sites in mixed dipterocarp forests up to 800 m altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges with (shallow) clay soils.

India and Sri Lanka to southern China, Taiwan and southern Japan into Indo-China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan), Celebes, Philippines, Molluccas, New Guinea and Australia.

Local names
Borneo: Manyam, Obah nasi, Timbau-timbau.