Eugenia bracteata (Willd.) Roxb. ex DC.

 
  • Family : MYRTACEAE
    (Myrtle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JAMUN FAMILY (जामुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MYRTACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Eugenia roxburghii DC.; Syzygium ruscifolium (Willd.) Santapau & Wagh; Eugenia rothii Panigrahi
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eugenia roxburghii DC.
  • Vernacular name : Arivita (Telugu); Chanchar, Unchana, Sagarbatua (Sanskrit); Chanchar (Oria); Kaya (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Scrub forests & Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in hills of Eastern Ghats at 1000-1250m.
  • Key identification features : Bark yellowish-grey, smooth
  • Flower, Fruit : March-November
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Samkara Rao, Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 24/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0495
  • Collection Locality : Chandaka WLS, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Khurda district, Ganjam district, Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Salem district), Dharmapuri district, Namakkal district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
  • 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=Eugenia bracteata. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.

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