Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & Perry

 
  • Family : MYRTACEAE
    (Myrtle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JAMUN FAMILY (जामुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MYRTACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L.M.Perry
  • Common name : Clove Tree, Cloves
  • Vernacular name : Lavangam, Devakusuma (Sanskrit); Laung, Lavang (Hindi); Luvunga (Kannada); Grambu, Karambu, Karayambu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Key identification features : Evergreen tree. Leaves elliptic, large, gland-dotted aromatic. Flowers with a long inferior ovary and clustered in terminal inflorescence. Bark grey, scaly, fissured and warty. Before flowers open, buds turn pink.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Collection Nos : Cramer 4669
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Moluccas
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; 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=Syzygium aromaticum. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.

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