Antidesma acidum Retzius

  • 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. acidum. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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