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  Syzygium aqueum
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium aqueum (Burm.f.) Alston, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Peradeniya) 11: 204. 1929; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 365. 2009. Eugenia aquea Burm.f., Fl. Ind. 114. 1768; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 473. 1878.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chamba, Panineer jamba, Jamba, Jambakka
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bell fruit, Watery rose-apple, Water apple, Water cherry
  Description: Trees, to 6 m high, bark tawny-brown; branchlets first bluntly quadrangular, quickly terete. Leaves simple, opposite, 4.5-23 x 1.5-11 cm, elliptic-obovate, obovate or elliptic-oblong, apex obtuse, obtusely acuminate, acuminate or subretuse, base cuneate, subcordate or obtuse, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; petiole 1-5 mm long, stout, glabrous; lateral nerves 9-14 pairs, parallel, prominent, looped near the margin the margin forming intramarginal nerve, secondary laterals present, intercostae reticulate, gland-dotted. Flowers bisexual, pinkish-white, 10 in terminal or subterminal axillary cymes, subsessile. Calyx tube 1.5-3 cm long, funnel shaped; lobes 5, 6 mm long, ovate. Petals 5, 12 x 8 mm, oblong, obtuse, concave. Stamens many, inflexed in bud, 1.5 cm long; filaments brilliantly pink; anthers white. Ovary inferior, ovules many. Fruit a berry, 2 cm across, globose, pink-red.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-June
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Malaysia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi
   
 
   
 
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