Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 189 1788. (Syn: Antidesma frutescens Jack; Antidesma ghaesembilla var. genuinum Müll.Arg., not validly publ.; Antidesma ghaesembilla var. paniculatum (Blume) Müll.Arg.; Antidesma ghaesembilla var. vestitum (C.Presl) Müll.Arg.; Antidesma paniculatum Blume; Antidesma pubescens Roxb.; Antidesma rhamnoides Brongn. ex Tul.; Antidesma schultzii Benth.; Antidesma spicatum Blanco; Antidesma vestitum C.Presl; Cansjera grossularioides Blanco; Cansjera rheedei Blanco, sensu auct. (misapplied name); Tsjeru-caniram grossularioides (Blanco) Kuntze);
Trop. & Subtrop. Asia to N. Australia as per WCSP;
Assam; Bangladesh; Bismarck Archipelago; Borneo; Cambodia; China South-Central;
China Southeast; East Himalaya; Hainan; India; Jawa; Laos; Lesser Sunda Is.;
Malaya; Maluku; Myanmar; New Guinea; Nicobar Is.; Northern Territory;
Philippines; Queensland; Sri Lanka; Sulawesi; Sumatera; Thailand; Vietnam; West
Himalaya; Western Australia as per Catalogue of Life;
Trees, to 12 m high, bark grey; branchlets brown or greyish, lenticellate, greyish, fulvous, brown or ferrugineous-tomentellous, glabrescent in age. Leaves simple, alternate, stipulate; stipules lateral, 3-8 mm long, linear or lanceolate, deciduous; petiole 3-25 mm, slender, tomentose, lamina 2.5-14 x 1.5-10 cm, oblong, oblong-elliptic, obovate, suborbicular or ovate; base round, cordate, truncate, subacute or obtuse, apex round, obtuse, retuse or apiculate, margin entire, chartaceous to thinly coriaceous or sometimes membranous, glabrous or sparsely pilose on midrib and lateral nerves above grey or fulvous tomentellous to thinly pilose beneath, lateral nerves 3-7 pairs, parallel, slender, prominent intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers unisexual, reddish-yellow; male flowers: in terminal and axillary much branched spikes; peduncle densely brown or fulvous tomentose; bracts 1-5 mm long, linear or narrowly ovate, densely pilose; perianth ca.1.2 x 1-2 mm, cupular, densely pilose or tomentellous outside, lobes 5, ovate, acute; disc glands free, inter staminal, pilose towards apex; stamens 4-5, 1-2 mm long; anther cells orbicular; pistillode obconic; female flowers: in terminal and axillary branched or simple racemes; peduncle densely brown or fulvous tomentose; pedicel 0.8-1.5 mm, densely pilose; perianth cupular, 1-1.5 x 1.5-2 mm, densely pilose outside, lobes 5, elliptic, ovate or linear-oblong, almost free, acute; disc annular; ovary superior, 1-1.5 mm long, 1-[2 ] locular, ovules 2 in each cell, ellipsoid to oblong-ellipsoid, often oblique, tomentose; styles terminal. Fruit a drupe 4-6 x 3-5 mm, compressed-orbicular, glabrous, reddish-brown or black, alveolate.
Flowering and fruiting: January-December
Moist deciduous forests
Indo-Malesia to Australia
Hooghly Today : shrub 19 April 2013 : Attachments (9 + 5). 5 posts by 3 authors.
This is 4 ft to 6 ft shrub found inside a private property.
Is it any Antidesma sp ???????????????????
Many many thanks for the ID. I was reading the key, in the “Bengal Plants”, it seems to be the Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertner (Antidesma pubescens Roxb.). Found a few illustrations – http://www.plantgenera.org/species.php?id_species=72491.
Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: Phyllanthaceae :: Antidesma ghaesembilla in Goa :: DV76 : 3 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertn. … Phyllanthaceae, Euphorbiaceae s. l.
in Colomba, Goa on 14 JUL 13
Excellent photos …
Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: Antidesma ghaesembilla at Goa:: PKA23:: : Attachments (7). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Seen this tree at Goa.
Bot. name: Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertn.
Excellent photos indeed.
ID-28022014-PR-3 : Attachments (4). 6 posts by 3 authors.
Plants from gujarat
dnt no about family
i think its Sapindus emarginatus ?
It could be Antidesma ghaesembilla
Yes, Sir, this looks like so.
I would like to inform you that this is certainly Antidema ghaesembilla, perhaps a glabrous variant.
It is a typical Antidesma ghaesembilla of Phyllanthaceae, Euphorbiaceae sens. lat.
ANAUG34 Please identify this tree : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Camp Gee Dee (Bangalore)
17th August 2014
Antidesma or some exotic tree ?
This tree was found within the forest sir. Can exotics be found that far in?
Two more photographs- Attachments (2)
ID suggested as Cordia sp. by …
It is Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertn., I saw it near Chennai.
Thank you sir.
Tree for ID Tiruvannamalei, Tamil Nadu NAW-OCT-11 : 16 posts by 8 authors. Attachments (5).
Kindly identify this tree with edible drupes photographed at the herbal park, Tiruvannamalei, Tamil Nadu in September 2014.
The small drupes 3-4 mm diameter have a sweet-sour flesh.
The first appearance remind me a species of Antidesma ghaesembilla. Please check the details with a flora.
You may refer to the book entitled ‘Plant Resources of Tiruvannamalai District Tamil Nadu India R. Vijayasankar, K. Ravikumar and P. Ravichandran, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 2012, xiv, 756 p,’ – written by our distinguished taxonomist of our Eflora group “Dr. Vijayasankara Raman’
Looks like Antidesma ghaesembilla.
the fruit bunch grouping is not Antidesma ghaesembilla
closer to descriptions of vaccinum sp…
though not blueberry etc, but there are so so so many, i am not up to speed in deciphering them.
sorry cant be more help
To me it’s Antidesma ghaesembilla
are there any papers or reviews that shows the fruits, bunches etc in all their variations? would help me tremendously. thanks
I don’t know of any special papers about this plant. I”m familiar with it from seeing it in the field.
… could you look at this case please and give me advice?
This is Antidesma ghaesembilla (Phyllanthaceae/ Euphorbiaceae; ovary superior).
The features of fruits and leaves are completely different in these two.
I am familiar with this species; and incidentally this is from my study area 🙂
Thanks … I’ll have to look at the key again
Is it is Euphorbiaceae memeber..? : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Appears to be Antidesma ghaesembilla of family Phyllanthaceae.
ID17072015PHK1 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Please check for Antidesma ghaesembilla,
This is Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertn. of the family Phyllanthaceae, Euphorbiaceae, sensu lato.
Requesting help with ID of this possible Antidesma species, as suggested by … Specimen was found at Kasara, Maharashtra in July 2016.
Thanks, … Your images are as good as …
If you can keep them within say 150 KB each, these may get preference while inserting images in efi pages.
You can check with Antidesma species we have in efi so far.
Will do that, thank you very much Sir.
You can think of Antidesma ghaesembilla.
Thank you very much sir
Location : Palakad, Kerala
Date : 28/07/2016
Habit : Shurb
Habitat : Wild
This reminds me of Antidesma ghaesembilla but please check number of seeds per fruit.
The image is of Antidesma ghaesembilla
The images forwarded for identifications were named as Antidesma ghaesembilla and Sesamum malabaricum. The images of the latter were without flowers or fruits. Images of the above species taken by me are attached for comparison.
1 correct image.
1 Yes the first one is Antidesma gasembilla; the remaining two (herb) are Sesamum malabaricum
Please identify this small tree. I think these are male and female flowers. It is from Kannur District of Kerala.
Tree for Id-ID14012018SH1 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)- around 1 Mb each.
Tree for Id pl.
Location – Junona Forest near Chandrapur (Maharashtra)
Date – July. 2009
This appears to be Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertn. [Phyllanthaceae].
BRS 490 27072013 : Attachments (2). 10 posts by 4 authors.
Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request.
Location: Adyar, Chennai
Looks like Terminalia species.
If you have any other photographs showing clearly the leaf arrangement, fruits etc., please post. May I know the garden , where you photographed.
To me seems to be Terminalia paniculata, AiN in Marathi from the colour of the bark
I have attached further images of the same plant for id. confirmation.
This is a species of Antidesma possibly Antidesma acidum. Will send my photographs of this later.
To me these appears closer to images at Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertn. rather than those at Antidesma acidum Retz.
All are A. ghaesembilla. Easiest to identify.
Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: Phyllanthaceae :Antidesma acidum from Chennai BRS 025 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Sharing the images of Antidesma acidum from Adyar, Chennai.
Nice photos. Correct identification.
Plant species for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Place : Chilkigarh, WB
Date : 29 April 2018
I think it is Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertn.