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  Syzygium malaccense
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium malaccense (L) Merr. & Perry, J. Arnold Arbor. 19: 215. 1938; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 290. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 365. 2009. Eugenia malaccensis L., Sp. Pl. 470. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 471. 1878.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chuvannachamba, Pananeerjamba, Pomerac
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Malay Apple, Macopa, Manzana, Otaheite Apple, Pomarosa
  Description: Trees, to 10 m high; bark grey-brown, smooth; branchlets terete-compressed. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 8-15 mm, stout, grooved above; lamina 16-34 x 5-13 cm, elliptic; base cuneate, coriaceous, glabrous, glossy, gland dotted; lateral nerves 10-15 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, looped near the margin forming intramarginal nerves, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, large; calyx tube 1.5 cm; lobes round, unequal; petals large, glandular, suborbicular; stamens 2 cm, many, bent inwards in middle when in bud; ovary inferior, 2-celled, ovules many; style long. Fruit a berry, large, to 5 x 3 cm.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-June
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Malaysia, cultivated in other parts of Tropical Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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