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  Meteoromyrtus wynaadensis
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Meteoromyrtus wynaadensis (Bedd.) Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1918: 241. 1918 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 485(343). 1919; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 179. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 32.1996; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 356. 2009. Eugenia wynaadensis Bedd., Ic. t. 161. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 506. 1879.
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  Description: Trees, to 6 m high; young parts and inflorescence fulvous. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 2-5 mm long, slender, grooved above, tomentose; lamina 4-8 x 1.5-2.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or oblong-lanceolate, base acute, apex acuminate, margin entire, recurved, glabrous when mature, membranous; lateral nerves many, slender, parallel, close, faint, looped at the margin forming intramarginal nerve, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, white, small, axillary or supra axillary; pedicel villous; bracteoles 2, linear, arising below the calyx tube and longer than the calyx; calyx tube short, not produced beyond the ovary, furnished with annual disc at the mouth; lobes 4, lanceolate, villous, rather longer than petals; petals 4, suborbicular, pellucid punctate, margin ciliate; stamens many, inserted in a ring around the disc; anthers small; ovary inferior, 2-celled, ovules 4 in each cell; pendulous from the apex; style elongate; stigma subcapitate.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-August
  District(s): Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  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: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Teerthundamala
   
 
   
 
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