Antidesma ledermannianum Pax & K.Hoffm.
Antidesma contractum is a shrub or a tree that is often poorly branched, spindly and straggling with overhanging branches; it can grow up to 8 metres tall. The bole can be up to 8cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Australasia - New Guinea.
Undergrowth of primary rain forest (rarely old secondary forest), sometimes by rivers and seasonally flooded; Metroxylon swamp; near the beach; growing on old, well-drained volcanic soil, over sandstone; at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The wood is used locally in house construction[
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