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Maesopsis eminii  Engl.


Botanical Name


Maesopsis eminii Engl.

English Name


Umbrella tree



Maesopsis berchemoides (Pierre) Engl.,





General Info


A leafy, semi-deciduous tree 10-30 m in height with a clear bole up to 10 m. Branches rather horizontal, crown flattened when young, more rounded with age. Bark pale grey-brown, smooth or with deep, vertical, often twisted furrows; slash red outside, yellow near the wood. Leaves simple, opposite, subopposite or alternate, dentate. Petiole 1-2 cm long, canaliculate, red and pubescent. Stipules acute, small, 5-8 mm long. Blade elliptic-lanceolate, 6-15 x 2-5 cm, acuminate at the apex, rounded to subcordate and slightly asymmetrical at the base, with dentate margins and having a gland in each tooth, shiny above, glabrous. Inflorescence a many-flowered axillary cyme, 1-5 cm long; peduncle 4-25 mm long; bisexual yellowish-green flowers, each 5-lobed with calyx larger than corolla, each lobe enclosing 1 sessile anther. Fruit an obovoid drupe, 20-35 x 10-18 mm, turning from green to yellow to purple-black when maturing; mesocarp floury, cream coloured, endocarp creamy-brown.

Herb Effects

Diuretic and purgative (decoction of bark)


AgroForestryTree Database
PROSEA (Plant Resources of South-East Asia) Foundation



Medicinal Use

The root bark is beaten with clay and used to treat gonorrhoea.



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