Memecylon ponmudianum Sivu, N.S.Pradeep & Pandur.

  • 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/small trees
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : There is only a single population so far reported in an elevation of 750–850 m, with about 50 mature individuals in the evergreen forests, occupying in less than 10 sq km area. The number of seedlings estimated were less than 100 individuals and were prone to severe grazing
  • Key identification features : Large shrubs to small trees up to 4 m tall; branchlets are terete; larger and sessile leaves up to 12 cm in length with a cordate and amplexicaul base; Inflorescence is terminally peduncled and upto 4 cm in length followed by many-flowered branches with umbellate cymes and the pedicels are distinctly shorter than the calyx; campanulate depply lobbed calyx; placentation is free central; embryo with wrinkled cotyledons and long hypocotyl.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered
  • Literature : Ambikabai Raghavanpillai Sivu, Matalai Kokkaramath Ratheesh Narayanan, Nediyaparambu Sukumaran Pradeep, Ettickal Sukumaran Santhosh Kumar, Alagramam Govindasamy Pandurangan (2014). A new species of Memecylon (Melastomataceae) from the Western Ghats, India. Phytotaxa 162 (1): 044–050
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. ponmudianum. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.


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