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  Syzygium jambos
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium jambos (L.) Alston in Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6(Suppl.):115. 1931; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 107. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 180. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 105. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 184. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 161. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 200. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 189. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 123. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 138. 1998; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 290. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 365. 2009. Eugenia jambos L., Sp. Pl. 470. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 474. 1878. Jambosa vulgaris DC., Prodr. 3: 286. 1828; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 474(336). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Champa, Jambavam, Malaykachampa, Seemajamba
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Malabar Plum, Pomme rosa, Rose apple
  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, branchlets terete, glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, decussate, estipulate; petiole 7-10 mm long, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 10-18 x 2.5-5.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, base acute, obtuse or cuneate, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 10-16 pairs, pinnate, prominent, arched towards the margin forming intra marginal nerves, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, white, to 6 cm across in terminal cymes to 10 cm; pedicel to 2 cm; calyx tube 1.5 cm, turbinate; lobes 4, 8 x 6 mm, ovate-orbicular, subequal, persistent; petals 4, 1.5 x 1.8 cm, free, concave, spreading, orbicular; disc thick, lining the calyx; stamens many; filaments exserted, basally subconnate, unequal; ovary inferior, to 8 mm long, 2-celled, ovules many; style filiform, subulate. Fruit a berry, 3 x 2.5 cm, white or pink, fleshy, oblong; seeds brown.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Malaysia, planted in Tropical Asia and Australia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Dharppakulam, Vallakkadavu, Damsite, Kunthipuzha dam site area
   
 
   
 
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