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  Syzygium palghatense
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium palghatense Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1918: 240. 1918 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 480(339). 1919; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 122. 2002; Sujanapal & Sasidh., Rheedea 12: 189. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Sevappunjaval
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bark greyish outside and muddy brown inside, smooth; branchlets subtetragonous, become terete on maturity. Leaves simple, opposite or subopposite, estipulate; petiole 3-5 mm, slender, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 3.5-8.3 x 2-3.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-obovate, base cuneate or acute, apex obtusely acuminate or acute, margin reflexed, glabrous, chartaceous, sparsely gland dotted on lower surface; lateral nerves many, parallel, slightly distant, slender, 2-4 mm apart with numerous secondary laterals, faint, looped at the margin forming intramarginal nerve, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, white, in terminal or axillary cymes of 2-3 cm long; pedicel to 2 mm long; calyx tube funnel shaped, 8-12 mm long, 5 mm at mouth; lobes 4; no thick disc; petals 2.5 mm across, creamy white, calyptrate, cauducous at early stage; stamens many, to 8 mm long, bent inwards in middle at bud; ovary inferior, 2-celled, ovules many; style 1;stigma simple. Fruit a berry 10-13 x 4-5 mm, obconic with a hollow depression at apex, crowned by the calyx limb, prominently ribbed on drying.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pandaravarai
   
 
   
 
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