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  Syzygium lanceolatum
  Citation:  Syzygium lanceolatum (Lam.) Wight & Arn., Prodr. 330. 1834; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 159. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 106. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 200. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 183. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 123. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 129. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 59. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 121. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 288. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 361. 2009. Eugenia lanceolata Lam., Encycl. 3: 200. 1789. Syzygium wightianum Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 330. 1834; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 478(338). 1919. Eugenia wightiana (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Wight, Ic. t. 529. 1842; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 485. 1878. Syzygium claviflorum sensu Shareef et al., Rheedea 20: 52. 2010, non (Roxb.) Wall. ex A.M. Cowan & Cowan, 1929.
  Malayalam Name(s): Njaval
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  Description: Trees, to 12 m high, bark greyish-brown, smooth; branchlets terete. Leaves simple, opposite, 7.5-12.5 x 2-3.7 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong, or elliptic-lanceolate, apex obliquely acuminate or acute, base cuneate or acute, margin entire, glabrous, chartaceous, pellucid-dotted; petiole 4-6 mm long, slender, grooved above, glabrous; lateral nerves many, parallel, slender, not always close, obscure, looped at the margin forming intramarginal nerve, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, white, 5 mm across, in axillary and terminal cymes; pedicel to 2 mm. Calyx tube 12 x 3 mm, elongate, funnel shaped, lobes 4, short; disc obscure. Petal 4, often many, 3 x 3 mm, suborbicular. Stamens many, bent inwards at the middle in bud, 6 mm long. Ovary inferior, 2-celled; ovules many; style 1; stigma simple. Fruit a berry 10-12 mm long, ovoid-turbinate, bright scarlet.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Idukki, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: South India 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:
  Localities: Sholayar, Kulathupuzha, Ichampetty, Kariamchola, Valiyaparathode, Parappa, Karappa, Vandanam
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