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  Syzygium laetum
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium laetum (Buch.-Ham.) Gandhi in Saldanha & Nicolson, Fl. Hassan Dist. 282. 1976; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 181. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 106. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 182. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 200. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 189. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 134. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 12,24,32. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 181. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 123. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 138. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 121. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 262. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 217. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 361. 2009. Eugenia laeta Buch.-Ham., Mem. Wern., Nat. Hist. Soc. 5: 338. 1826; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 479. 1878. Jambosa laeta (Buch.-Ham) Blume, Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat. 1:104.1849; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 474(335). 1919. Eugenia pauciflora Wight, Ic. t. 526. 1842. Jambosa pauciflora (Wight) Wight, Illustr. 2: 14. 1850.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kollinjaval, Kattuchamba, Manjachamba
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Trees, to 10 m high, bark greyish-white, smooth; branchlets slender, terete. Leaves simple, opposite, 6-15 x 2-6 cm, elliptic, ovate, elliptic-ovate, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, apex acuminate or obtusely acuminate, base cuneate, attenuate or acute, margin entire, glabrous, chartaceous, pellucid-punctate;estipulate; petiole 5-10 mm long, stout, grooved above, glabrous; lateral nerves 10-15 pairs, parallel, slender, forming intramarginal nerve near the margin (not at the margin), intercostae reticulate, slender, faint. Flowers bisexual, 4-5 cm across, crimson or lemon yellow, solitary or 2-5 together in axillary or terminal cymes; pedicel 2-5 cm long. Calyx tube 1.5-2 cm long, slenderly funnel shaped below, suddenly broadening above; lobes 4, 8 x 8 mm, orbicular, persistent; disc thick. Petals 4, 10 x 10 mm, orbicular, punctuate. Stamens numerous, 2-3 cm long, yellow or pink, bent inwards in the middle regularly in bud. Ovary inferior, 2-celled, ovules many; style longer than the stamens; stigma slightly acute. Fruit a berry 2-2.5 x 1.5 cm, oblong, crowned by calyx lobes.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-July
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kasaragode, Kozhikkode, Malappuram, Ernakulam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1300
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Vazhachal, Palapally, Kaladi, Kallar, Umiyar, Rosemala, Arjunankotta, Sabarimala, Koruthode, Kanjirakuthu, Karimala, Silent Valley R. F., Nelluyampathy forests, Nadugani ghats, Pokuthipalam, Nelliyampathy, Damsite, Arampa, Sabari hil
   
 
   
 
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