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  Syzygium calcadense
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium calcadense (Bedd.) Chandrash., Biol. Membr. Abstr. 2: 57. 1977. Eugenia calcadensis Bedd., Fl. Sylv. S. India 110. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 484(342). 1919; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 37. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 135. 1998; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 165. 2000.
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  Description: Trees, to 6 m high; bark smooth, white. Leaves opposite, to 3-4 x 2.5 cm, obovate, abruptly acuminate, base attenuate into the petiole; nerves 8-10 pairs, irregular, faint, intramarginal veins obscure; petiole 5-6 mm long, slender. Cymes terminal, corymbose, 5-6 cm across, branchlets slender, dichotomous, densely tomentose; pedicels 12 mm long, slender. Flowers 2.5 cm across; bracteoles to 5 x 1 mm, adpressed to the calyx tube, lanceolate, tomentose. Calyx tube 4 x 4 mm, obovoid, densely adpressed-tomentose; lobes 5 x 5 mm, orbicular, obtuse. Petals white, 10 mm across, orbicular, concave, ciliate; filaments 7-14 mm long, slender, reflexed in bud. Staminal disk not prominent, tomentose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-October
  District(s): Idukki
  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: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Sunderamala, Kottamala
   
 
   
 
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