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  Syzygium courtallensis
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium courtallensis (Gamble) Alston in Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6(Suppl.): 115. 1931; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 188. 1994. Jambosa courtallensis Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 239. 1918 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 475(335). 1919.
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  Description: Trees 7-12 m tall. Leaves opposite, 7-11 x 3-5.5 cm, elliptic, obtusely acute at apex, rounded at base; intramarginal nerves double, inconspicuous. Flowers 2-3.2 cm across, pedicelled, white in terminal panicled cymes. Calyx with a staminal disc, tube thick, subcylindric, 1.2 cm long; lobes rounded, persistent. Petals 4, inserted on the top of the mouth of the calyx, broad, concave, obtuse, falling singly. Stamens very numerous, free, longer than the petals, bent inwards in the middle regularly when in bud, later unfolding. Ovary 2-celled, many-ovuled; style slender; stigma slightly acute. Fruit a 1 or 2 seeded fleshy berry, crowned by the calyx-limb and thickened disk; seeds large, angled; cotyledons thick, fleshy; radicle small, concealed between the cotyledons.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): 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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pallode
   
 
   
 
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