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  Syzygium periyarensis
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium periyarensis Jomy & Sasidh., Rheedea 9: 155. 1999.
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  Description: Evergreen trees, to 15 m high, bark greyish-white, smooth; branchlets terete. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 7-15 mm long, stout, dark brown, glabrous; lamina 11-15 x 7-9 cm, obovate or broadly elliptic, base acute or obtuse, apex obtusely acute, acumen ca. 0.5 cm long, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous, sparingly black punctate below; lateral nerves 7-14 pairs, parallel looped near the margin forming intramarginal nerve, prominent, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, white, in terminal corymbose cymes, 5-8 cm across, few flowered; pedicel 4.5 mm long; pseudo pedicel 3 mm long; calyx tube 12 x 12 mm, tube above the ovary 3-4 mm high; lobes 4 ca. 6 x 12 mm, broadly ovate, obtuse; petals 4, white, ca.13 mm across, orbicular, concave; stamens numerous, many seriate, filaments 11-18 mm long, inflexed in bud; anthers 1.5 mm long, ovate, obtuse; disc prominent, 2-3 mm thick, shortly creneate; ovary inferior, conical, 2-celled, ovules many; style 22 mm long; stigma indistinct. Fruit a berry.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along banks of rivers in 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: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
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