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

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
membranaceum Müll. Arg.N,WCb,Lp
rufescens Tul.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,S,W
venosum E. Mey. ex Tul.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Lp,N,E,C,SDescription, Image
vogelianum Müll. Arg.N,W,CLp,N,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Antidesma:

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Flora of Botswana: Antidesma
Flora of Caprivi: Antidesma
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Antidesma
Flora of Malawi: Antidesma
Flora of Mozambique: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Antidesma.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=837, retrieved 25 May 2024

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