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  Syzygium cumini var. axillare
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels var. axillare (Gamble) Tenjarla & Kashyapa, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 72: 882. 1976. Syzygium jambolanum (Lam.) DC. var. axillare Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 482(341). 1919.
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  Description: Evergreen trees, to 30 m high, bole often crooked, bark 8-10 mm thick, light grey, mottled with dark grey, rough, with shallow exfoliated depressions; blaze red; branchlets glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, exstipulate; petiole 10-25 mm long, stout, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 7.5-18 x 2.5-8 cm, elliptic, ovate-lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate, elliptic-oblong, elliptic-obovate, ovate-obovate or oblong-ovate, base acute, apex acuminate or obtusely acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous, minutely punctate; lateral nerves many, parallel, close, slender, raised beneath, looped near the margin forming intramarginal nerve; intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, 1 cm across, greenish-white, sessile, in compound trichotomous cymes from leafless nodes, sometimes terminal and axillary; calyx tube 2 x 3 mm, turbinate; lobes 4, obscure; petals 4, calyptrate; stamens many; filaments red, subulate, 2-5 mm long; ovary inferior, 2 mm, 2-celled; ovules many; style subulate, filiform. Fruit a berry 10-15 mm long, black with pink mesocarp, oblong or globose, crowned by persistent calyx.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Kollam
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  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
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