Memecylon edule Roxb.

 
  • 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) : Unresolved name
  • Common name : Iron-wood tree
  • Vernacular name : Anjan, Anjuni, Lokhandi, Aalimara (Kannada); Alli (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 1000m. Fruits are edible, staining tongue violet. Wood is very hard and used in agricultural implements.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Kadapa district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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 edule. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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