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  Memecylon umbellatum
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon umbellatum Burm.f., Fl. Ind. 87. 1768; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 504(355). 1919; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 110. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 186. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 163. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 110. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 187. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 255. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 202. 1990; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 165. 1989; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 187. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 271. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 131. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 63. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 127. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 226. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 295. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 371. 2009. Memecylon edule Roxb., Pl. Corom. t. 82.1798; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:563.1879p.p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 504(356).1919; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 162. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 165. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 196. 1994; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 59. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 142. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 225. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 294. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Anakkayavu, Anjanamaram, Kanali, Kalayam, Kannavu, Kayampoomaram, Kasavu, Netunjetti
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Ironwood tree
  Description: Large shrubs. Leaves 2.5-5 x 1.5-3 cm, ovate-oblong or elliptic, base cuneate, apex obtuse to rounded, coriaceous, drying yellowish green; petiole c. 5 mm long. Umbels compact, 1.5-3 cm across, sessile or very short peduncled, many-flowered; flowers subsessile. Calyx 2-3 mm wide, pale bluish, truncate or shallowly 4-lobed. Petals blue, elliptic-ovate to orbicular. Filaments blue; anthers c. 1.5 mm long. Style blue. Berry c. 7 mm across, globose, initially yellowish green; mature fruit bluish black.
  Habit: Shrub to Small Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen, shola and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1960
  Localities: Poringal, Olikkudy, Arjunankotta, Vengoli, Thekkuthode, Konni, below Punnamala, Taliparamba, Sreekantapuram, Parappa, Cheruvathur, Ezhimala, Kannoth R.F., Panathur, Ayyappankovil-Pothundy, Karasurymala, Kakadavu, Peradala, Elanginelvallikavu, Vadapuram,
   
 
   
 
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