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Botanical family: Phyllanthaceae

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Antidesma bunius, Bignay, Bugnay, Tassel berry

Antidesma bunius

Bignay, Bugnay, Tassel berry
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: Malaysia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterEdible plant

Antidesma bunius is a large shrub or small tree native to Malaysia. It grows in full sun or semi-shade, and requires regular watering when grown as a potted plant in cold regions. It is suitable for planting in USDA zones 9-11, and grows to between 5-10 feet when a shrub, and 10-20 feet when a small tree.

The fruits of Antidesma bunius are a great source of nutrients and are renowned for their health benefits. Each bush can produce 20-30 fruits per cluster during the months of July through September. The fruits appear in red, dark purple, and black colors, and they have a unique, slightly acidic flavor. These fruits are enjoyed by birds, and can be used to make jams, jellies, and vine, as well as other beverages. Although they are edible, the juices can stain fingers and clothing if not handled carefully.

Antidesma bunius is closely related to another species known as Antidesma platyphyllum, which produces larger fruits in either purple or black colors. These fruits are also enjoyed by birds and are edible for humans.

Overall, Antidesma bunius is a hardy and productive shrub or small tree with many beneficial health benefits. It is easy to grow and maintain and produces a large number of fruits from July through September. Because of this, it is a great addition to any garden.





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Antidesma bunius - Bignay

Bignay, Bugnay, Tassel berry. Clusters of 20 to 30 red to black fruits are produced from July through September. The acidic fruits, greatly enjoyed by birds, may be used to make jams, jellies, and vine.

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Antidesma tetrandum, Antidesma

Antidesma tetrandum

Antidesma
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: Java
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular water

Antidesma tetrandum, Antidesma
Antidesma tetrandum, Antidesma


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Baccaurea dulcis, Rambai, Kampuduang, Menteng

Baccaurea dulcis

Rambai, Kampuduang, Menteng
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: Sumatra, Java
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterEdible plantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Baccaurea dulcis (Rambai) is an uncommon, small tree that is native to the low elevation rain forests of Sumatra and Java. It typically stands between 10 and 20 feet tall and thrives in full sun or semi-shade circumstances. Rambai requires an adequate amount of water on a regular basis in order to remain healthy; it prefers a soil that is rich and slightly on the acidic side. With proper care, this tree is adaptable to USDA Zones 10 through 11; however, it needs to be protected from cold weather and can be grown indoors or in greenhouses in colder climates.

Throughout its natural range, the Rambai is an ethnomedical plant that is used for various medicinal and edible purposes. It produces edible fruits that are swollen, spherical and approximately two inches in diameter. These fruits ripen to a bright orange color and develop a sweet and tart flavor over several weeks. It is important to note that if the fruit is still tart, it is not yet ripe. The tree is also known for its large edible seeds, which can be cooked and consumed as a nutritious snack.




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Baccaurea parviflora, Wild Rambai

Baccaurea parviflora

Wild Rambai
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: Indochina, Malesia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterEdible plantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
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Baccaurea parviflora, Wild Rambai
Baccaurea parviflora, Wild Rambai
Baccaurea parviflora, Wild Rambai


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Baccaurea polyneura, Tampoi

Baccaurea polyneura

Tampoi
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterEdible plant

Baccaurea polyneura, Tampoi


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Baccaurea reticulata, Lesser Tampoi

Baccaurea reticulata

Lesser Tampoi
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: Malay Peninsula, Kalimantan
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Baccaurea reticulata, Lesser Tampoi
Baccaurea reticulata, Lesser Tampoi


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Bischofia javanica, Andrachne apetala, Andrachne trifoliata, Bischofia cummingiana, Bishop Wood, Javawood, Toog Tree, Java Cedar

Bischofia javanica, Andrachne apetala, Andrachne trifoliata, Bischofia cummingiana

Bishop Wood, Javawood, Toog Tree, Java Cedar
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterUnusual colorEdible plantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

The tree is used for reforestation and is often intercropped in traditional agriculture. In India, it is considered to be an excellent shade tree in coffee and cardamom plantations

Young soft leaves - eaten as a vegetable.



Bischofia javanica, Andrachne apetala, Andrachne trifoliata, Bischofia cummingiana, Bishop Wood, Javawood, Toog Tree, Java Cedar
Bischofia javanica, Andrachne apetala, Andrachne trifoliata, Bischofia cummingiana, Bishop Wood, Javawood, Toog Tree, Java Cedar
Bischofia javanica, Andrachne apetala, Andrachne trifoliata, Bischofia cummingiana, Bishop Wood, Javawood, Toog Tree, Java Cedar


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Breynia disticha, Breynia nivosa, Snow Bush, Hawaiian-Leaf Flower, Sweet Pea Bush, Calico Plant, Snow on the Mountain

Breynia disticha, Breynia nivosa

Snow Bush, Hawaiian-Leaf Flower, Sweet Pea Bush, Calico Plant, Snow on the Mountain
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: Pacific Islands
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageFlood tolerant plant

Snowbush is a rounded shrub that is used primarily for its attractive foliage. It has mall, mottled, multi-colored variegated leaves with white, green and red coloration leaves. Plants appear to differ in foliage coloration with some showing almost whitish new growth and others with a white and green variegation. New growth displays the color. Keep trimmed to promote color and fullness. Does spred by underground runners.





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Breynia disticha - Snow Bush
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Snowbush is a rounded shrub that is used primarily for its attractive foliage. It has mall, mottled, multi-colored variegated leaves with white, green and red coloration leaves. Plants appear to differ in foliage coloration with some showing almost whitish new growth and others with a white and green variegation. Looks beautiful in masses, as a hedge plant, or a specimen plant - an eye catcher.

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Breynia oblongifolia, Coffee Bush

Breynia oblongifolia

Coffee Bush
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: Australia, New Guinea
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterUnusual colorPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Leaves are soft, elliptical (oblong) to 2 cm. The appearance of the leaves is strongly two-ranked, that is, alternately disposed on opposite sides of the stem. Flowers are inconspicuous, on the undersides of the stems at the leaf axils, each with a diameter of about 3 mm.



Breynia oblongifolia, Coffee Bush
Breynia oblongifolia, Coffee Bush
Breynia oblongifolia, Coffee Bush


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Emblica officinalis, Phyllanthus emblica, Indian Gooseberry, Emblic Myrobalan, Amla, Amalaki, Amloki

Emblica officinalis, Phyllanthus emblica

Indian Gooseberry, Emblic Myrobalan, Amla, Amalaki, Amloki
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Origin: Northern and South Western India
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdible plantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Small to medium in size tree. The leaves are lacy, giving the tree a delicate look. Amla fruit paste is a major ingredient of Chavyanprash, a popular Ayurvedic tonic. Amla is known as amritphala in Sanskrit, which literally means the fruit of heaven or nectar fruit. It is so called because it is rich in many desirable properties. It was described in a 7th century Ayurvedic medical text. According to several scholars, the sage Chyawan is reputed to have restored his vitality with this fruit. The fruit is Aperient, Carminative, Diuretic, Aphrodasiac, Laxative, Astringent and Refrigerant; is useful in anaemia, jaundice, dyspepcia, haemorrhage disorders, diabetes, asthama and bronchitis. It cures insomnia and is healthy for hair. It is the richest known source of vitamin C. The fruit tastes bitter, but if you drink water after eating it, the water tastes sweet.





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Emblica officinalis (Phyllanthus emblica) - Amla

Very close related to Phyllanthus acidus, Phyllanthus emblica (Emblica officinalis) - Amla is known as amritphala in Sanskrit, which literally means the fruit of heaven or nectar fruit. It is so called because it is rich in many desirable properties, including medicinal. Amla fruit paste is a major ingredient of Chavyanprash, a popular Ayurvedic tonic. It is the richest known source of vitamin C. The fruit tastes bitter, but if you drink water after eating it, the water tastes sweet. Small to medium in size tree. The leaves are lacy, giving the tree a delicate look.

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