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  Eugenia terpnophylla
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Eugenia terpnophylla Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 114. 1859; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 503. 1879; Santhosh Kumar & Yeragi, Rheedea 13: 39. 2003.
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  Description: Small trees, branchlets pale brown, terete; young shoots fulvous-tomentose. Leaves opposite, 5-12 x 1.5-4.5 cm, elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, cuneate at base, obtusely caudate-acuminate at apex, hardly revolute at margin, thinly chartaceous, drying pale brown; lateral nerves 6-10 pairs, slender and raised beneath, obscure above, intramarginal nerves obscurely looped, tertiary nerves obscurely and laxly reticulate, midrib very slender, prominent beneath; petiole to 10 mm long, slender. Flowers white, on short bracteate peduncles in axillary clusters; bracts and bracteoles linear, 1.5-2 mm long; peduncle to 0.5 cm long, fulvous-tomentose; pedicels slender, to 5 mm long, terete. Calyx to 3 mm long, companulate; lobes 4, deltoid, acute at apex, 3 x 2 mm, fulvous-tomentose. Petals 4, narrowly elliptic-oblong, obtuse at apex, 4 x 2 mm, ciliate along the margins. Stamens many, inserted on the calyx limb; filaments filiform, 3-6.5 mm long; anthers elliptic, to 0.5 mm long. Ovary 2-celled, to 2 mm long, fulvous-tomentose; ovules many in each cell, in axile placentation; style slender, to 4 mm long, glabrous. Berry globose, to 9mm across, crowded with calyx segments; seed(s) 1-4.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-October
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India (Kerala) and Sri Lanka
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1000
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