4327.000 Antidesma L.

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs, without milky latex. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple, entire with domatia. Inflorescence (in ours) spicate, densely-flowered. Male flowers: calyx 3-5-lobed; lobes imbricate; petals 0; stamens 3-5; pistillode small or 0. Female flowers: calyx as male; petals 0; disk annular or cup-shaped; ovary 1(-2)-locular with 2 ovules per loculus; styles (2-)3(-5). Fruit drupaceous, indehiscent, 1-locular, laterally flattened, often oblique, usually red or black; endocarp pitted. Seeds 1(-2), ecarunculate

Worldwide: c. 170 species in Old World tropics and warm areas, especially Asia

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
membranaceum Müll. Arg.N,C,S
rufescens Tul.N,S
venosum E. Mey. ex Tul.N,C,SDescription, Image
vogelianum Müll. Arg.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Antidesma:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Antidesma
Flora of Caprivi: Antidesma
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Antidesma
Flora of Mozambique: Antidesma
Flora of Zambia: Antidesma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Antidesma

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Antidesma
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Antidesma
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Antidesma
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Antidesma
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Antidesma
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Antidesma
JSTOR Plant Science: Antidesma
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Antidesma
Plants of the World Online: Antidesma
Tropicos: Antidesma
Wikipedia: Antidesma

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Antidesma.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=837, retrieved 13 June 2024

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