Commemorating Eberhard Ysbrant Ides, early 18th century Dutch traveller of Asia.
Tree to 10 m or more tall. Leaves alternate, cordate, to 25 cm long with distinctive waxy blue undersurface and palmate venation of 5-6 nerves running up from the base. Flowers in large terminal clusters, unisexual or unisexual and bisexual on the same plant, sepals 5, petals 0; stamens numerous; spring. Fruit fleshy, orange berries about 8 mm wide, containing numerous seeds.
Seeds, root cuttings, softwood cuttings.
Leaves waxy blue with palmate venation.
1 species from Japan and China.
Source: (1997). Flacourtiaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.