Syzygium sahyadricum Sujanapal, Robi & Sasidh.

 
  • Family : MYRTACEAE
  • Family (Hindi name) : JAMUN FAMILY (जामुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MYRTACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Vernacular name : Pottinjaval, Pillanjaval.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Fairly good populations exist in the shola forests of Anamalai and Palni Hills. In some part of Anamudi Shola National Park, indigenous people use the wood for house construction.
  • Key identification features : Trees which grows to a height of 12 m; surface of the bark is pale brown, smooth and surface is inner blush pink; branchlets are quadrangular in shape; shiny grayish- yellow beneath and margins are slightly revolute; lateral nerves are 12–16 in pairs, seen at regular intervals, oblique, horizontal brochidodromus and prominent on both surfaces; Inflorescence is lateral on old leaf scars or axillary, reduced metabotryoid, peduncle flattened towards the apex; Fruits are oblate or obovoid and dark purple
  • Flower, Fruit : December-May
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated
  • Literature : Sujanapal. P, A. J. Robi & N. Sasidharan (2014). Syzygium sahyadricum (Myrtaceae), a new tree species from India, and notes on the distribution of S. spathulatum Thwaites. Phytotaxa 174 (5): 285–290
  • 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 sahyadricum. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.

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