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  Syzygium chavaran
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium chavaran (Bourd.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 480(340). 1919; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 181. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 120. 2002. Eugenia chavaran Bourd., For. Trees Travancore 188. 1908.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chavaran
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 25 m high; bark to 2 cm thick, greyish-brown; blaze red; branchlets terete. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate. Petiole 13-30 mm, stout, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 10-21 x 4-9 cm, elliptic, oblong or elliptic-oblong, base attenuate or acute, apex obtusely acuminate or acuminate, margin entire, glossy above, glabrous, coriaceous, pellucid-dotted; lateral nerves many, parallel, close, slender, looped at the margin forming intramarginal nerve, prominent, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, 1-1.5 cm across, white, in axillary and terminal compound cymes, branches stout, divaricating at right angles; pedicel not distinct; calyx tube turbinate, less than 5 mm long, mouth 5-6 mm across, lobes 4; no thickened disc; petals calyptrate; stamens many, free, bent inwards at the middle when in bud; ovary inferior, 2-celled, ovules many in each cell; style 1; stigma simple. Fruit a berry, 3-4 x 2-2.5 cm, obliquely ventricose, bluish-purple, crowned by the 3-5 mm long calyx limb.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Thailand
  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: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Kariamchola
   
 
   
 
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