Hydnocarpus

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Hydnocarpus
Hydnocarpus pentandra leaves.jpg
Hydnocarpus pentandra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Achariaceae
Genus: Hydnocarpus
Gaertner
Species

See text

Synonyms
  • Asteriastigma Bedd.
  • Dankia Gagnep.
  • Taraktogenos Hassk.[1]

Hydnocarpus is a genus of medium to large trees of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, having alternate leaves, small dioecious racemose flowers, and capsular fruits of which several are sources of chaulmoogra oil and hydnocarpus oil.

Characteristics[edit]

Hydnocarpus anthelmintica is host to the Peacock mite Tuckerella filipina.

Medicinal uses[edit]

Chaulmoogra oil, extracted from H. wightiana was an early treatment for leprosy.

Species[edit]

(may contain synonyms)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hydnocarpus Gaertn.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-03-30. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 

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