Elateriospermum

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Elateriospermum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Elateriospermeae
Genus: Elateriospermum
Blume
Species: E. tapos
Binomial name
Elateriospermum tapos
Blume
Synonyms[1]
  • Elateriodes Kuntze
  • Elateriospermum rhizophorum Boerl. & Koord.

Elateriospermum is a monotypic plant genus in the family Euphorbiaceae. The genus is the only member of tribe Elateriospermeae and contains a singles species, Elateriospermum tapos. It is found from Southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, and Sumatra.[1] and known locally as buah perah or perah tree.

This plant (Thai: กระ; kra) is mentioned in Thai literature.[2]

It has poisonous fruits which can be rendered edible after careful preparation.[citation needed]

formerly included in genus

moved to Blumeodendron

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