Antidesma acidum Retzius

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Phyllanthaceae
  • Species : Antidesma acidum
  • Synonym : Antidesma diandrum (Roxb.) B.Heyne ex Roth
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Antidesma acidum Retz.
  • Vernacular name : Amta, Amari, Khatua, Katma, Dhakki, Amoori (Hin.); Bili komme, Meginakaadu soppu (Kan.); Asaripuli, Kaattukoya (Tam.); Pellagumudu, Gumudu (Tel.); Nunnunia, Nuniari, Jamarla, Manmudi, Kath-marsuri, Jamula (Ori.);
  • Collection Nos : RRLB 5181
  • Collector(s) Name : H.O Saxena & M. Brahmam
  • Collection Date : 19/10/83
  • Collection Locality : Gurguria, Similipal, Odisha state
  • Key identification features : Small trees. Young parts are pubescnt. Leaves thin, chartaceous, obovate-elliptic, acute at apex, narrowed at base, pleasantly acidic, turn deep red before falling. Calyx cup-shaped, shallowly 4-lobed. Fruit purplish-red, edible.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • Comments : Fairly common in forests and on hills up to 1000 m, by forest border, exposed slopes etc.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tamil Nadu State; Srikakulam district, Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district), Visakhapatnam district, Vijayanagaram district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district (Andhra Pradesh State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Andaman & Niocobar Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, South China, Indo-China, Java
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Antidesma acidum. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

Field Images

Comments

All fields are required






 
Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in.