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  Syzygium aromaticum
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & Perry, Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts. 18: 196. 1939; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 219. 2005. Caryophyllus aromaticus L., Sp. Pl. 515. 1753. Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb., Diss. 1. 1788; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 506. 1879.
  Malayalam Name(s): Grambu, Karambu, Karayambu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Clove tree, Cloves
  Description: Trees, 6 m high; bark pale brown. Leaves simple, opposite; petiole 10-20 mm long, slender, glabrous; lamina 7-12 x 3-5 cm, elliptic or oblanceolate, base attenuate or cuneate, apex acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves many, parallel, many, obscure, looped near the margin forming intramarginal nerve, intercostae reticulate, obscure, punctate beneath. Flowers bisexual, in 4 cm long cymes; calyx 1.5 x 6 mm, tubular, verrucose with 4 hook like involute ascending segments; petals 10 x 5 mm, elliptic, calyptrate; stamens many, inflexed in the bud; ovary inferior. Fruit a berry, dark purple.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Molucanna Islands (Indonesia)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Ettapadappu, Teppakulam
   
 
   
 
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