Antidesma acidum Retz. (India: Common throughout India (excl. Andaman & Nicobar Islands) in evergreen or deciduous forests, borders of forests, scrubs, foothills and tropical Himalayan forests, Sal and bamboo forests, up to 1200 m in S. & NE. India and 1500 m on the Himalayas; Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, S. China, Indo-China and Java. Absent in Sri Lanka and Malesia (except Java))
Antidesma alexiteria L. (India: Common in evergreen forests, between 100 and 1200 m altitudes. Kerala and Tamil Nadu; Sri Lanka)
Antidesma bhargavae Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr. (India: Scarce in shaded places of inland forests on sandy or clayey loam up to 100 m altitude. Andaman & Nicobar Islands (South Andaman Island); Endemic)
Antidesma bunius (L.) Spreng. (India: Moist evergreen and semi evergreen forests, tropical forests, inland hill forests, up to 1300 m altitude in S. India and 1850 m on the Himalayas. Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andaman Islands; Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, S. China, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Malesia (excluding Malay Peninsula and Borneo) to New Guinea, Hawaii Islands and N. Australia)
Antidesma comptum Tul. (India: Evergreen forests, at 700 – 1300 m altitudes. Rare. Tamil Nadu (Tirunelveli Dist.); Sri Lanka)
Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertn. (India: Common in deciduous forests or scrubs, often along riverbanks, up to 1400 m altitude. Throughout the country. Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, Tripura, Orissa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan to Myanmar, S. China, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and throughout Malesia up to N. Australia)
Antidesma keralense Chakrab. & M.Gangop. (India: Rare, at about 1200 m altitude. Kerala (Chemungi, Thiruvananthapuram Dist., Mohanan 61834, Holotype in CAL); Endemic)
Antidesma khasianum Hook.f. (India: Common in primary forests, between 1000 and 1500 m altitudes. Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh; Endemic)
Antidesma montanum Blume
var. microphyllum (Hemsl.) Petra Hoffm. (India: Rheophyte along rivers, on rocks near streams in evergreen forests, at 300 – 1000 m altitudes. Manipur and Mizoram; Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand)
var. montanum (India: Common, evergreen forests, wet deciduous forests, montane shola forests, subtropical forests, dense inland forests, littoral forests, up to 2300 m altitude. Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Thailand, Malesia to New Guinea and N. Australia)
Antidesma nigricans Tul. (India: Rare, in primary forests or forest floors amidst bamboo or along streambanks, on wet alluvial soil or moist soil, between 250 and 1500 m altitudes. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram; Bangladesh and Myanmar)
Antidesma puncticulatum Miq. (India: Inland forests, at low altitudes, common. Andaman Islands; Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Philippines)
Antidesma tetrandrum Blume (India: Common in inland hill forests or dense mixed forests on rocky loam, up to 100 m altitude. Nicobar Islands; Sumatra, Java and Lesser Sunda Islands)
Antidesma tomentosum Blume (India: Common in mixed forests, littoral forests, inland forests, often near streams, on rocky loam at low altitudes. Nicobar Islands; Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Celebes)
Antidesma velutinosum Blume (India: Evergreen primary forests, up to 1500 m altitude. Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Tripura; Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Anambas and Natuna Islands)
Antidesma velutinum Tul. (India: Near coasts, mixed forests, inland forests, at low altitudes, common. Andaman Islands; Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia)
Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 2.5.14:
CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names … By Umberto Quattrocchi (2012)- Details-
Mansfeld’s Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: (Except … By Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (2001)- Details-
Encyclopaedia of world medicinal plants, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah (2006)- Details-
World Spice Plants: Economic Usage, Botany, Taxonomy By Johannes Seidemann (2005)- Details-
Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants: Volume 4, Fruits By T. K. Lim (2012)- Details-
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details with keys– p.464-
Antidesma : 1 post by 1 author.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Antidesma
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
Antidesma (Phyllanthaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia : 3 posts by 2 authors.
If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genus (for incorporation in the website) to firstname.lastname@example.org, it will be really nice.
Perfect page. Hoping for more additions in near future.