Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Antidesma acidum Retz.

Family: Phyllanthaceae Genus: Antidesma Species: Antidesma acidum Retz.






Synonym Antidesma diandrum, Antidesma parviflorum  Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Currant tree, Chinese laurel, Nigger's cord Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Salamander tree Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Ching Yensin Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1200 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit 4-6 mm across globose.
Habitat Occurs in semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Indo-Malesia and South China Bark Details Bark brown or grey, thin, smooth or roughened, cracked or flaking
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Large shrubs; young stem, petioles and leaf below villous with curled hairs Leaf Details Leaves 3-9 x 2-4 cm, elliptic or obovate, base attenuate, apex shortly acuminate; petiole to 3 mm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found