Eugenia singampattiana Bedd. - MYRTACEAE

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Botanical descriptions Ecology Distribution Status: Literatures

Botanical descriptions :

Habit : Small trees up to 5 m tall.
Trunk & Bark : Bark brownish, smooth.
Branches and branchlets : Young branchlets subterete to slightly quadrangular, glabrous.
Leaves : Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole 0.2 cm long, canaliculate, glabrous; lamina 6-9.5 × 3.5-6, ovate to lanceolate, apex obtuse or shortly and broadly acuminate with blunt tip, base subcordate, margin entire, pellucid gland dotted, coriaceous, glabrous; midrib canaliculate above; secondary_nerves 8 to 11 pairs, not prominent; intramarginal nerve present; tertiary_nerves broadly reticulate, slightly visible when dry.
Inflorescence / Flower : Flowers in short crowded racemes, petals white.
Fruit and Seed : Berry, crowned with calyx lobes; seed one.

Ecology :

Understorey trees in dry evergreen forests between 300 and 700 m.

Distribution :

Endemic to the southern Western_Ghats- eastern slopes of Agasthyamalai hills.

Status: :

Critically_endangered (IUCN, 2000).

Literatures :

Ic. t. 273. 1868-1874; Gamble, Fl. Madras 1: 485.1997 (re.ed); Sasidharan, Biodiversity documentation for Kerala- Flowering Plants, part 6: 174. 2004.

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