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  Syzygium malabaricum
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium malabaricum (Bedd.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 481(340). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 181. 1984; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 183. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 139. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 217. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 362. 2009. Eugenia malabarica Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 199. 1872; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 497. 1879.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattuchamba
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 12 m high, bark greyish-brown, smooth; blaze dull yellow; branchlets tetragonous. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 6-25 mm, stout, grooved above; lamina 6-13 x 2.2-8 cm, obovate or obcordate, base cuneate, apex obtuse or retuse, margin entire coriaceous, glabrous, nearly glaucous beneath, pellucid-dotted, lateral nerves 8-10 pairs, pinnate, faint, meeting in loops only, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, 2.5 mm across, white, in short branching axillary or lateral cyme; pedicel short; calyx tube turbinate, glabrous, lobes 4, minute, triangular, no thick disc; petals 4, free, orbicular; stamens numerous, bent inwards at the middle when in bud; ovary inferior, 2-celled, ovules many; style 1; stigma simple. Fruit a berry, 5-6 mm across, globose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-August
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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:
  Localities: Vazhachal, Vallakkadavu, Chenthamara, Kavalappara, Kakki hills
   
 
   
 
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