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Glochidion ramiflorum.jpg
Glochidion ramiflorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Tribe: Phyllantheae
Subtribe: Flueggeinae
Genus: Glochidion
J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

About 300, see text

Glochidion is a genus of flowering plants, of the family Phyllanthaceae. It comprises about 300 species,[1] distributed from Madagascar to the Pacific Islands. Glochidion species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Aenetus eximia and Endoclita damor.[2]

Selected species[edit]

An incomplete listing:


  1. ^ Carl T. Bergstrom; Lee Alan Dugatkin (2012). Evolution. Norton. p. 630. ISBN 978-0-393-92592-0. 
  2. ^ PLANTS Profile. Accessed June 2, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Glochidion%". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) database (listing by % wildcard matching of all taxa relevant to Australia). Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved 1 June 2013.