Antidesma keralense Chakrab. & M.Gangop., J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 24: 23 2000. (syn:
India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu) as per POWO;
Shrubs, ca 3 m high, entirely glabrous; branchlets greyish or pale brownish, terete, 2-4 mm thick. Leaves alternate, 7-13 x 2.5 – 5 cm, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute or sometimes rounded at base, caudate or acuminate at apex, coriaceous, reddish-brown or dark brown or often greenish- brown above when dry, coppery or pale brown beneath; midrib shallowly channelled above, raised beneath; lateral nerves 8-12 pairs, slender, faint or prominent above, conspicuous beneath, straight to arcuate; tertiary nerves faint above, conspicuous beneath, reticulate; nervules prominent beneath; petioles 5-10 x 1-2 mm, channelled above. Infructescences axillary, simple, 5-16 cm long; rachis adpressed yellow-puberulous to glabrous, ca 1 mm thick at base; fruits obliquely ovoid-ellipsoid, compressed, 9-11 x 6-7 mm, black-brown when dry, alveolate; pedicels ca 1 mm long; style subterminal.
Flowering and fruiting: -May
Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
Antidesma keralense photos : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- around 2 mb each.
I attached 4 images of Antidesma keralense Chakrab.& M.Gangop. (Euphorbiaceae) gathered from Chemunji hills, Agashyamala for the use of efloraindia.
POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP IPNI Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal
Extended distribution and floral description of Antidesma keralense Chakrab. & M. Gangop. (EUPHORBIACEAE) – an endemic edible fruit species of the southern Western Ghats– (pdf)- S.M. Shareef, T. Shaju & A.R. Sivu- International Journal of Advanced Research (2015), Volume 3, Issue 7, 930-933(Abstract- Antidesma keralense Chakrab.& M. Gangop, is an endemic species of the southern Western Ghats. The paper discusses the rediscovery, recollection and extended distribution of the species with illustration and photographs)