Syzygium munronii (Wight) N.P.Balakr.

 
  • 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 munronii (Wight) N.P.Balakr.
  • Vernacular name : Malamchamba (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : At elevations 750- 1250 m.
  • Key identification features : A handsome slender ornamental tree, branches 4-angled. Veins prominent on lower surface. Flowers large pinkish-red or white, stamens drying reddish. Fruit purplish-green.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats
  • 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 munronii. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.

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