Syzygium occidentale (Bourd.) Gandhi

 
  • Family : MYRTACEAE
    (Myrtle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JAMUN FAMILY (जामुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MYRTACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Syzygium occidentale (Bourd.) D.N.Gandhi
  • Vernacular name : Attuchamba, Karinjara (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests along banks of rivers
  • Comments / notes : Small bushy tree, always near water.
  • Key identification features : Flowers large, articulated with a pedicel. Fruit greenish-pink, globose.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-April
  • Collection Nos : CJS 11618, CJS 13677
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Dakshina Kannada district, Mysuru district, Bengaluru district (FRLHT Campus)
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.A1:A6
  • 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 occidentale. Downloaded on 5 July 2020.

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