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  Eugenia discifera
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Eugenia discifera Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1918. 239. 1918 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 484(342). 1919; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 120. 1997; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 185. 1994; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 168. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 253. 2002.
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  Description: Small trees; branchlets stout, terete. Leaves to 4 x 3 cm, obovate, obtuse or obtusely acute, attenuate to the base, coriaceous, margins recurved; nerves 10 or 11 pairs, subdistinct below; petiole 6 mm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or paired; pedicels 2 cm long, fulvous tomentose; calyx tube 3 mm long, campanulate; lobes 4, 4 x 5 mm, orbicular, tomentose outside; petals 10 x 8 cm, white, orbicular, ciliate; filaments to 7.5 mm long; disk broad, fulvous hairy. Berry 15 mm across, globose, crowned with persistent sepals.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-February
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 700-1700
  Localities: Pandimotta, Nelluyampathy forests, Chemungi, Attayar, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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