Syzygium zeylanicum (L.) DC.

 
  • Family : MYRTACEAE
    (Myrtle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JAMUN FAMILY (जामुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MYRTACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Syzygium zeylanicum var. ellipticum A.N.Henry, Chandrab. & N.C.Nair; Syzygium zeylanicum var. lineare Alston; Syzygium zeylanicum var. magamalayanum K.Ravik. & V.Lakshm.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Syzygium zeylanicum (L.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Jogi mara, Kunne neerale (Kannada); Chaliyakkani, Kattuvayanilla, Poochappazham, Pula, Velutthakanali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Banks of streams in Evergreen forests, also in scrub jungles
  • Key identification features : A handsome little tree with small white flowers and edible white fruit. Berry globose.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-May
  • Collection Nos : KFP 11329, KFP 11921, HFP 1554
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Shivamogga district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district, Davanagare district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : Indo-Malayan, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Syzygium zeylanicum. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.

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