Antidesma (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Antidesma (Sturtevant, 1919)

Antidesma bunius Spreng.


A tree of Nepal, Amboina and Malabar. Its shining, deep red, fruits are subacid and palatable. In Java, the fruits are used, principally by Europeans, for preserving.

Antidesma diandrum Spreng.

East Indies. The berries are eaten by the natives. The leaves are acid and are made into preserve.

Antidesma ghesaembilla Gaertn.

East Indies, Malay, Australia and African tropics. The small drupes, dark purple when ripe, with pulp agreeably acid, are eaten.