Syzygium caryophyllatum (L.) Alston

 
  • 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 caryophyllatum (L.) Alston
  • Vernacular name : Kunta neerale, Kuntangila (Kannada); Cherujara, Kani, Karinjara, Njara, Pottinjaval (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasionally cultivated for its spicy flower buds.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-June
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district (FRLHT Campus), Udupi district, Shivamogga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : India to Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
  • 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 caryophyllatum. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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