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  Antidesma acidum
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  Citation:  Antidesma acidum Retz., Obs. Bot. 5: 30. 1788; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 357. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 408. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 353. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 420. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 427. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 347. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10,31. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 392. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 280. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 603. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 364. 1998; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 24: 8. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 281. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 593. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 436. 2005; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 303. 2007; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 619. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 719. 2009. Stilago diandra Roxb., Pl. Corom. 2: 35, t. 166. 1802 & Fl. Ind. 3: 759. 1832. Antidesma diandrum (Roxb.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 1: 826.1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 361. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1298(908). 1925. Stilago lanceolaria Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 760. 1832. Antidesma lanceolarium (Roxb.) Wall. ex Wight, Ic. t. 766. 1844.
  Malayalam Name(s): Asaripuli, Areepazham, Arippazhachedi, Sirupulli
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  Description: Large shrubs; young stem, petioles and leaf below villous with curled hairs. Leaves simple, alteranate, 3-9 x 2-4 cm, elliptic or obovate, base attenuate, apex shortly acuminate; petiole to 3 mm long. Spikes terminal, single or 2-branched, 2.5-3 cm long. Tepals greenish-yellow; lobes 4, c. 1.5 mm long, brown hairy within. In male flowers stamens 2, attached in depressions on the disc. In female flowers ovary obovoid, 1-loculed; ovules 2. Drupe 4-6 mm across, globose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests and sacred groves
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and South China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Chiyyaram, Rosemala, Kokkara, Koruthode, Thekkady, Vengoli, Kothala, Munnar, Thannithode, Kannoth, Chindaki forest, Dhoni R. F., Mukkali forests, Anavayee forests, Boneccord, Vandanam, Aravukadu, Pooyamkutty, Punchakolli, Vadapuram, Thenmalai, Ch
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