Syzygium sasidharanii Sujanapal

  • Family : MYRTACEAE
  • Family (Hindi name) : JAMUN FAMILY (जामुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MYRTACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : All the habitats of the new species are interspersed with grassy patches in rocky areas. So the populations are prone to forest fire. Therefore efforts are needed to protect the existing population.
  • Key identification features : Reddish-brown coloured tender leaves and clusters of large yellow fruits in terminal panicle
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Threatened
  • Literature : Sujanapal. P., A.J. Robi, P.S. Udayan & K.J. Dantus (2013). Syzygium sasidharanii sp. nov. (Myrtaceae) – A new species with edible fruits from Agasthyamala Hills of Western Ghats, India. International Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 1, Issue 5, 44-48
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. sasidharanii. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.


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