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2. Antidesma L., Sp. Pl. 1027. 1753. Muell. Arg. in DC. Prodr. 15(2): 247. 1866; Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 3(1): 284. 1880; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5: 354. 1887; Pax in Engl., Pflanzenreich 4. 147. 15: 107. 1922; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 445.1972.


  • Stilago L.

    Dioecious shrubs or small trees with a simple indumentum. Leaves alternate, shortly petiolate, stipulate, simple, entire, penninerved. Inflorescences axillary, leaf-opposed, terminal or cauliflorous, spicate or subracemose, occasionally paniculate; bracts small, 1-flowered. Male flowers: calyx cupular or 3-5 (-8)-lobed, the lobes imbricate; petals 0; disc-glands free or connate, intrastaminal or extrastaminal; stamens 2-5, rarely more, episepalous, exserted, filaments free, anthers inflexed in bud, apicifixed, connective thick, thecae ± free, basally dehiscent; pistillode often cylindric, small. Female flowers: calyx as in the ♂; petals 0; disc hypogynous, annular or cupular; ovary 1(-2)-celled, with 2 ovules per cell; styles short, bilobed, terminal or lateral. Fruit a small, oblique, compressed drupe; endocarp hardened, reticulate, foveolate. Seed usually solitary by abortion, ecarunculate; albumen fleshy; cotyledons broad, flat.

    A predominantly Asiatic genus of 170 species, only 1 of which occurs in Pakistan. Agardh (1825) & Airy Shaw (1966, 1973, etc.) consider Antidesma as constituting a separate family, the Stilaginaceae, linking the Euphorbiaceae with the Icacinaceae.

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