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  Syzygium mundagam
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium mundagam (Bourd.) Chithra in Henry et al., Fl. Tamilnadu 1: 157. 1983; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 181. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 107. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 182. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 200. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 190. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 32. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 183. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 124. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 139. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 121. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 263. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 217. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 362. 2009. Eugenia mundagam Bourd., For. Trees Travancore 182. 1908; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 133. 1995. Jambosa mundagam (Bourd.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 473(335). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattuchampa, Mundagam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bark 6-8 mm thick, brown, smooth; blaze reddish; branchlets tetragonous. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 3-7 mm, stout, glabrous; lamina 12-30 x 5-12.5 cm, oblong or elliptic-oblong, base cordate, apex acute or obtuse, margin entire, coriaceous, glandular punctate; lateral nerves 18-22 pairs, pinnate, looped near the margin forming intramarginal nerve, secondary laterals prominent, intercostae reticulate, raised below. Flowers bisexual, 4 cm across, white, in terminal many flowered corymbs; pedicel 5 mm long; calyx tube stout, funnel shaped, lobes 4, 6 mm across, suborbicular; furnished with a thick disc; petals 4, 1.2 x 1.5 cm, orbicular; stamens many, free, bent inwards in the middle regularly when in the bud; ovary inferior, 2-celled, many ovuled; style slender, longer than stamens; stigma slightly acute. Fruit a berry, 2.5 cm across, ovoid, greenish-pink.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: 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: -900
  Localities: Vazhachal, Kallar, Kattalappara, Vallakkadavu, Pezha, Kothala, Karimala, Chandanathode, Manthampotty, Moozhiar, on way to Kannoth, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Mukkali forests, Vattapara-Siruvani forests, Kallar, Rockwood, Ariankavu, Kulathupuzha, Athiruma
   
 
   
 
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