Taxon: Elaeocarpus sphaericus (Gaertn.) K. Schum.

Genus: Elaeocarpus
Family: Elaeocarpaceae
Nomen number: 14957
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(6):5. 1890
Name Verified on: 20-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: revegetator (fide Lamb & Lawrence 1993, as E. grandis)
  • Materials: beads (fide F Bhutan; F Papua NG)
  • Materials: wood (timber fide Ency WTimber)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guangxi, - Hainan, - Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India - Sikkim, - Assam, - Bihar, - Maharashtra, - Manipur, - Nagaland, - West Bengal, - Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Northern Territory, - Queensland
  • Pacific

    • Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia

  • Naturalized:

  • Pacific

    • Southwestern Pacific: Samoa

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Malesia: Singapore
  • Pacific

    • Northwestern Pacific: Palau
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji


  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore de la Nouvelle Caledonie et dependances. 1967- (F NCaled)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Press, J. R. et al. Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal (on-line resource). 2000- (L Nepal Online)
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. 1993- (F India)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)
  • Tirel, C. & J. Raynal 1980. Recherches bibliographiques sur trois especes d'Elaeocarpus (Elaeocarpaceae) (Adansonia) 20:169-177.
  • Whitmore, T. C. et al., eds. Tree flora of Indonesia, Check list for Kalimantan. (Trees Kalim)
  • Womersley, J. S., ed. Handbooks of the flora of Papua New Guinea. 1978- (F Papua NG)


Check other web resources for Elaeocarpus sphaericus (Gaertn.) K. Schum. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.