Memecylon grande Retz.

 
  • 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
  • Vernacular name : Palluvirisa (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Riparian forests
  • Key identification features : Large shrub with rather long peduncled cymes. Leaves large and long. Berry brownish-black.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis.
  • 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 grande. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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