Terminalia myriocarpa

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Terminalia myriocarpa
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Terminalia myriocarpa (flowers). Location: Maui, Puaa Kaa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Terminalia
Species: T. myriocarpa
Binomial name
Terminalia myriocarpa
Van Heurck and Mull.Arg.[1]

Terminalia myriocarpa, the East Indian almond,[2] is a tree species in the genus Terminalia found in South-East Asia.


The larvae of the moth Acrocercops terminaliae feed on T. myriocarpa.


The phenolic compounds methyl (S)-flavogallonate, gallic acid, methyl gallate, ethyl gallate, 2,3-di-O-[(S)-4,5,6,4′,5′,6′-hexahydroxybiphenyl-2,2′-diyldicarbonyl]-(α/β)-D-glucopyranose, vitexin, isovitexin, orientin, iso-orientin, kaempferol 3-O-β-D-rutinoside, rutin, neosaponarin, ellagic acid, flavogallonic acid and (α/β)-punicalagin can be isolated from the leaves of T. myriocarpa.[3]


  1. ^ van Heurck, Henri (1870-1). Observationes botanicae et descriptiones plantarum novarum herbarii van heurckiani (in French and Latin). Anvers: Félicien Baggerman. p. 215.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Terminalia myriocarpa". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Pharmacologically Active Ellagitannins from Terminalia myriocarpa. Mohamed S.A. Marzouk, Sayed A.A. El-Toumy, Fatma A. Moharram, Nagwa M.M. Shalaby and Amany A.E. Ahmed, Planta Med, 2002, 68(6), pages 523-527, doi:10.1055/s-2002-32549

External links[edit]

"Terminalia myriocarpa". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 09-Oct-10.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)