Syzygium nervosum A.Cunn. ex DC.

 
  • Family : MYRTACEAE
    (Myrtle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JAMUN FAMILY (जामुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MYRTACEAE
  • Basionym : Eugenia cerasoides Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Syzygium operculatum (Roxb.) Nicolezu; Syzygium cerasoides (Roxb.) Chatt. & Kanjilal; Syzygium cerasoides (Roxb.) Raizada (Invalid)
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Syzygium nervosum A.Cunn. ex DC.
  • Common name : Rai Jamun
  • Vernacular name : Paiman, Rai Jamun (Hindi); Satyam, Bawal (Oria)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Common in Nothern Eastern Ghats
  • Key identification features : Medium sized evergreen tree, leaves broadly oval, leathery, with not-so distinct marginal nerves. Flowers in clusters. Stamens numerous, exerted. Fruit dark purple, ovoid berry, edible. Bark is grey dark
  • Flower, Fruit : April-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Davanagare district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; K.S.Rao-Flowering Plants of IISC, 2009; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District
  • 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 nervosum. Downloaded on 11 July 2020.

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