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  Eugenia uniflora
 
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  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Eugenia uniflora L., Sp. Pl. 470. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 505. 1879; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 290. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mulakunelli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Barbados cherry, Brazilian Cherry, Cayenne cherry, Pitanga, Surinam Cherry
  Description: Much branched large shrubs; bud puberulent, parts otherwise glabrous; branches terete, slender, pale brown. Leaves opposite, 3.6-5 x 1.3-3 cm ovate, chartaceous, densely punctuate, base broadly cuneate or obtuse, apex bluntly subacuminate or obtuse; lateral nerves c. 5 pairs, sinuate, arching and branching within the margin but not uniting to from a distinct intramarginal nerve, midrib slender, elevated beneath; petiole 2-3 mm long, short. Flowers 1-3, axillary, white, on -2 cm long very slender peduncles. Calyx -2 mm long, funnel-shaped, lobes 4, 4 x 2 mm, oblong, subacute, reflexed at anthesis. Stamens 5 mm long. Fruit 2.5 cm diameter, depressed-globose, prominently ribbed, succulent, crimson, with small, prominent apical calyx segments.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-July
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
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