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  Syzygium gardneri
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium gardneri Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 117. 1859; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 479(339). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 180. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 188. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 135. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 32. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 181. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 122. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 264. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 137. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 121. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 262. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 359. 2009. Eugenia gardneri (Thw.) Bedd., For. Man. Bot. 108. 1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 489. 1878. Eugenia cymosa Lam. var. rostrata Duthie in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 482. 1878.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ayiri, Anaayiri, Aattunjaval, Karinjaval, Karinyaral, Kattayiri, Kattunjara, Kattunjaval, Tholnjaval
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 30 m high, bark 8-10 mm thick, surface yellowish-white, granulated, peeling off in small flakes; outer part of the inner bark fibrous, pale pink; branches slender, terete. Leaves simple, opposite, 5-10 x 2.5-5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-ovate or ovate-lanceolate, apex caudate-acuminate, base acute, margin entire, glabrous and glossy, membranous; petiole 10-15 mm long, slender, grooved above, glabrous, pellucid-dotted; lateral nerves many, slender, parallel, very close, prominent, looped near the margin forming distinct intramarginal nerve, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, 4-5 mm across, white, in axillary and terminal trichotomous cymes, branches slender, divaricate nearly at right angles; pedicels 2-5 mm long. Calyx tube 2 x 3 mm, turbinate, lobes 4, obtuse, obscure; disc obscure. Petals calyptrate. Stamens many, free, bent inwards at the middle when in bud; filaments 4 mm long. Ovary inferior, 2-celled, ovules many; style 1; stigma simple. Fruit a berry 5-8 mm across, ovoid, rarely globose, purple.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-800
  Localities: Peechi, Kallar, Rosemala, Inchippara, Mlappara, Arjunankotta, Kottayali, Vengoli, Pezha, Ponmudi, Merchiston, Thalichola, Kulathupuzha, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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