Memecylon clarkeanum Cogn.

 
  • Family : MELASTOMATACEAE
    (Melastoma Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJAN FAMILY (अंजन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MELASTOMATACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Large shrubs Trees
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Lower stratum of evergreen forests at an altitude ranges between 500-900 m asl. The species is characterized by the presence of narrowly filiform foliar sclereids
  • Key identification features : Sclereids are narrowly filiform. Leaves are thin, larger and more widely elliptic to lanceolate in outline and prominent intramarginal and lateral nerves
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district,Kozhikode district,Malappuram district,Palakkad district
  • Native : India & Sri Lanka
  • Endemism : India & Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India & Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable
  • Literature : Ambikabai Raghavanpillai Sivu, Matalai Kokkaramath Ratheesh Narayanan, Ettickal Sukumaran Santhosh Kumar, Kanjiraparambil Arjunan Sujana, Nediyaparambu Sukumaran Pradeep, Nadesapanicker Anil Kumar and Alagramam Govindasamy Pandurangan (2012). Memecylon clarkeanum Cogn. (Melastomataceae) - a Threatened Species, New Record for India. Taiwania 57(3): 327.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Memecylon clarkeanum. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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