Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Aiton) Hassk.

 
  • Family : MYRTACEAE
    (Myrtle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JAMUN FAMILY (जामुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MYRTACEAE
  • Basionym : Myrtus tomentosa Aiton
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Aiton) Hassk.
  • Common name : Downy rose myrtle, Hill Gooseberry
  • Vernacular name : Cherukotlampazha, Koratta, Kirattan, Thavattukoyya, Thaontay (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Shola forests and grasslands
  • Flower, Fruit : February-May
  • Collector(s) Name : Rajasri Ray & Avik Ray
  • Collection Date : 20-05-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB 0302
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia, China
  • Literature : 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=Rhodomyrtus tomentosa. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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