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Antidesma ghaesembilla
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Scientific classification
  • Cansjera grossularioides Blanco
  • Cansjera rheedei Blanco
  • Antidesma frutescens Jack
  • Antidesma ghaesembilla var. genuinum Müll.Arg.
  • Antidesma paniculatum Blume
  • Antidesma pubescens Roxb.
  • Antidesma rhamnoides Brongn. ex Tul.
  • Antidesma schultzii Benth.
  • Antidesma spicatum Blanco
  • Antidesma vestitum C.Presl

Antidesma ghaesembilla is a species of plant in the family Phyllanthaceae. It has a widespread distribution: from the Indian Subcontinent, Indochina, Malesia, including the Philippines, to northern Australia.


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This plant grows as a small tree of 3–8 m high, with oval-shaped leaves of 10 cm long and 4 cm wide. Its flowers emerge at the axils or on the tip of branches. Male flowers have 4–5 stamens with u-shaped anthers, while female flowers have ovaries covered with soft hairs.

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