Eugenia thwaitesii Duthie - MYRTACEAE

Synonym : Eugenia mooniana Wt.

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Botanical descriptions Ecology Distribution Literatures

Botanical descriptions :

Habit : Small trees up to 8 m tall.
Branches and branchlets : Branchlets terete, glabrous.
Leaves : Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole ca. 0.2 cm long, canaliculate, glabrous; lamina 3-9.5 x 1.3-4.5 cm, elliptic to narrow elliptic, apex caudate-acuminate with blunt tip, base acute to rounded, margin entire, pellucid gland dotted, coriaceous, glabrous; midrib canaliculate above; intramarginal nerve present; secondary_nerves 9-11 pairs, sometimes obscure; tertiary_nerves admedially ramified.
Inflorescence / Flower : Flowers solitary or in pairs, axillary or lateral, white. .
Fruit and Seed : Berry, globose, to 2 cm across, crowned with calyx lobes, glabrous; seed one.

Ecology :

In evergreen forest up to 1,700 m.

Distribution :

Peninsular India and Sri Lanka; in the Western_Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris.

Literatures :

Ic. t. 273. 1868-1874; Gamble, Fl. Madras 1: 484.1997 (re.ed); Sasidharan, Biodiversity documentation for Kerala- Flowering Plants, part 6: 174. 2004; Saldanha, Fl. Karnataka 2: 24. 1996; Cook, Fl. Bombay 1: 494. 1903.

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