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  Syzygium bourdillonii
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium bourdillonii (Gamble) Rathkr. & N.C. Nair, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 4: 287. 1983; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 179. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 187. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 121. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 137. 1998; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 392. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 258. 2002. Jambosa bourdillonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1918: 239. 1918 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 414(335). 1919.
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  Description: Trees, to 10 m high. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 3-5 mm, slender, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 8-12 x 3-4 cm, elliptic, lanceolate, elliptic-oblanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, base cuneate or acute, apex acuminate or obtusely acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, chartaceous, glandular-punctate; lateral nerves 8-10 pairs, parallel, very prominent beneath, looped near the margin forming intramarginal nerve; intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, white, in terminal few flowered cymes; pedicel 5 mm long, subtetragonal; calyx tube campanulate, ca.1 cm; lobes 4, round, 3 mm long, recurved, persistent, furnished with thickened staminal disc; petals 4, orbicular, gland-dotted; stamens many, free, longer than the petals, bent inwards in the middle regularly when in bud, later unfolding; ovary inferior, 2-celled, many ovuled; style slender, hairy; stigma slightly acute. Fruit a berry, apparently small, crowned by the calyx tube and thickened disc.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-June
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 500-1000
  Localities: Kallar, Chokkampetti, Merchiston, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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