Syzygium tamilnadensis Rathakr. & V.Chithra

  • Family : MYRTACEAE
    (Myrtle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JAMUN FAMILY (जामुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MYRTACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Syzygium montanum Gamble; Eugenia montana Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Syzygium grande (Wight) Walp.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : This species seems to exhibit two leaf forms. The low elevation form shows oblong elliptic lanceolate leaves and is seen at elevations of up to 1200 m in Kodagu and Wayanad. The high elevation form is seen at 1500-2200 m in shola forests of Nilgiris and Megamalai hills and shows more ovate orbicular and glaucous leaves.
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district, Theni district
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature : Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. tamilnadensis. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.

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