Margaritaria indica (Dalzell) Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 20 (1966)

Named after the 'East Indies'.

Calococcus sundaicus Kurz
Diasperus indicus (Dalzell) Kuntze
Phyllanthus indicus (Dalzell) Mull.Arg.
Phyllanthus sundaicus (Kurz) Mull.Arg.
Prosorus indicus Dalzell

Suv-canopy tree up to 28 m tall and 71 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 2 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 1.5 mm diameter, greenish, placed in short compressed racemes. Fruits ca. 10 mm diameter, green-black, 3-lobed, dehiscent capsules on long thin stalks, seeds yellow with translucent aril.

In open places in mixed dipterocarp, (peat)-swamp and coastal forests up to 300 m altitude. Mostly on alluvial sites and along rivers, but also found along roadsides and ridges. Usually on (shallow) sandy soils or on limestone.

From India, Sri Lanka, southern China and Taiwan to New Guinea. Seems to be absent on mainland Peninsular Malaysia. In Borneo collected in Sarawak, Sabah, West-, South- and East-Kalimantan.