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  Syzygium grande
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium grande (Wight) Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2: 180. 1843; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 360. 2009. Eugenia grandis Wight, Ill. Ind. Bot. 2: 17. 1841. Eugenia montana Wight, Ic. t. 1060. 1846, non Aubl. 1775; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 488. 1878. Syzygium montanum (Wight) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 479(339). 1919, non Thw. 1859. Syzygium tamilnadensis Rathkr. & Chithra in N.C. Nair & Henry, Fl. Tamil Nadu India 1: 158. 1983, nom. superfl.; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 183. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 32. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 129. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 265. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kallunjaval, Poriyil
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 20 m high, bark dark brown, peeling off in small flakes; branchlets tetragonous. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 5-16 mm, stout, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 3-12.5 x 2.5-7.5 cm, elliptic, obovate or elliptic-obovate, base cuneate, apex obtuse or emarginate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous, pellucid-dotted; lateral nerves many, parallel, slender, slightly distant, prominent, looped near the margin forming intramarginal nerve; intercostae reticulate, slender, faint. Flowers bisexual, 5 mm across, sessile, white, in axillary or terminal corymbose panicles, inflorescence branches stout; calyx tube 3 mm long, obconic; lobes 4; no thick disc; petals calyptrate; stamens many, bent inwards regularly middle in bud, filaments 5-6 mm long; ovary inferior, 2-celled; ovules many; style 1; stigma simple. Fruit a berry, 6-8 mm across, globose, purple, succulent, crowned by calyx limb.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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:
  Altitude: 1400-1700
  Localities: Pothumala, Teerthundamala, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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