Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertner

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Phyllanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Antidesma pubescens Roxb.; Antidesma paniculatum Blume
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertn.
  • Common name : Black currant tree
  • Vernacular name : Amti, Umtoa (Hindi); Pulli purase (Kannada); Pulichamaram (Tamil); Suankali, Nuniari, Jamula, Khath marmuri (Oria); Puttam, Polari, Lona, Khath pulitsi, Janupulisaru, Pulleru (Telugu); Kattupulinchi, Poothuruval (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Mixed forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills to 1200m.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Raja K. Swamy & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 25/10/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0084
  • Collection Locality : Tirumal Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Kurnool district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • Native : India to Malaysia
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, South China, Myanmar, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, China, Malaysia, North Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • 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 Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Antidesma ghaesembilla. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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