Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Antidesma velutinosum Blume

Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum/Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Eudicots
Order:Malpighiales
Family:Phyllanthaceae
Genus:Antidesma
Species:A. velutinosum
Status:Endangered

Description

This is a shrub that can develop into a small tree of about 7-10 m tall. Leaves are simple, entire, alternate, 10-25 x 4-9 cm, light yellow green and with 9-16 pairs of side veins. Flowers are minute, in slender spikes of 7.5-12 cm long, singly or in twos, with male and female flowers on different plants. Fruits are small, rounded to oblong, about 5 mm long, pink turning red and with a single seed.

Read more about the Malpighiales order.
Read more about the Phyllanthaceae family.

Distribution

West Malesia

References

Chong, K. Y., H. T. W. Tan & R. T. Corlett, 2009. A Checklist of the Total Vascular Plant Flora of Singapore: Native, Naturalised and Cultivated Species. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 273 pp.

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