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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, 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.[1]

Selected species[edit]

An incomplete listing:


  1. ^ PLANTS Profile. Accessed June 2, 2012.
  2. ^ 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.