Botanical name: Antidesma acidum Family: Phyllanthaceae (Amla family)
Synonyms: Antidesma lanceolarium, Antidesma wallichianum, Stilago diandra
Sour Currant Shrub is a large shrub with young stem, leaf-stalks and leaf below hairy with curled hairs. Leaves are 3-9 x 2-4 cm, elliptic or obovate, base narrowed, tip shortly tapering; leaf-stalk up to 3 mm long. Flowers are borne in spikes at branch-ends, single or 2-branched, 2.5-3 cm long. Flowers are greenish-yellow; tepals 4, about 1.5 mm long, brown hairy within. In male flowers stamens are 2, attached in depressions on the disc. In female flowers ovary is obovoid, 1-loculed; ovules 2. Drupe is 4-6 mm across, spherical. Sour Currant Shrub is found in E. Himalaya, from Nepal to Bhutan, Western Ghats, Burma, S. China, Indo-China, Java. Flowering: June-August.
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