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  Syzygium rubicundum
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Syzygium rubicundum Wight & Arn., Prodr. 330. 1834; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 479(339). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 182. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 183. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 32. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 124. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 140. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 265. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 219. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 363. 2009. Eugenia rubicunda (Wight & Arn.) Wight, Ic. t. 538. 1842; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 495. 1878. Eugenia lissophylla (Thw.) Bedd., For. Man. Bot. 108. 1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 488. 1878. Syzygium lissophylla Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 117. 1859.
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bark pale brown, thin, smooth; branchlets tetragonous. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 5-6 mm long, slender, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 2.5-10 x 1.5-5.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, elliptic-obovate or ovate, base attenuate or cuneate, apex caudate acuminate or obtusely acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves many, parallel, close, very slender, faint, looped at the margin forming obscure intramarginal nerve, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, small, pinkish-white, in axillary and terminal, densely flowered, corymbose cymes; shortly pedicelled; calyx tube 2 x 2.5 mm long, turbinate, lobes 4; no thickened disc, petals 3 mm across, calyptrate; stamens many, free, bent inwards at the middle in bud; filaments 4 mm long, spreading; ovary inferior, 2-celled, many ovules in each cell; style 1; stigma simple. Fruit a berry, 6 mm across, globose, purplish-black.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 400-700
  Localities: Dharppakulam, Mlappara, Aladi, Melmanalar, Upper Moozhiar, Chandanathode, Bonaccord, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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