Taxon: Antidesma bunius (L.) Spreng.

Genus: Antidesma
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Subfamily: Antidesmatoideae
Tribe: Antidesmateae
Subtribe: Antidesmatinae
Nomen number: 3639
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 1:826. 1824 ("1825")
Link to protologue:
Comment: the specific epithet is a noun in apposition and retains its own gender and termination irrespective of the gender of the generic name (Melbourne ICN Art. 23.5)
Name Verified on: 16-Mar-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; Zander ed14)
  • Human food: beverage base (fide Pl Res SEAs 2:78. 1991)
  • Human food: fruit (bitter to some but sweet to others fide Pl Book)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide F Thailand)
  • Materials: wood (timber fide Mabberleys Pl Book)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F ChinaEng)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Jiangxi, Xizang, Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh ; India Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal; Nepal ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia ; India Andaman and Nicobar; Laos ; Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Borneo ; Brunei ; Christmas Island ; Indonesia , Celebes, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas; Philippines ; Singapore
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia Queensland
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia Society Islands

  • Cultivated

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Indochina
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Florida
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba
    • Central America: Honduras


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  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
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