Vaccinium leschenaultii Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 4: t. 1188 1848.;
 
Vernacular names : Tamil: Anduvan, Kalavu Malayalam: Katavu, Kalavu, Kelamaram Kannada: Anduvan
 


Habit- Small trees up to 7 m tall.

Trunk\bark- Bark brownish, irregularly scaly; blaze yellowish.
Branchlets- Young branchlets angular to subterete, pubescent.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 0.5-1 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, pubescent when young; lamina 4.5-6.5 x 2.5-3 cm, ovate, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, sometimes suborbicular, apex acute or acuminate, base attenuate to acute or obtuse, margin serrate, glabrous, coriaceous, glands on the midrib beneath; midrib slightly raised or flat above; secondary nerves 4-6 pairs; tertiary nerves broadly reticulate, not prominent.
Flowers- Inflorescence axillary and terminal, racemose; flowers urceolate, pink or rarely whitish; petals glabrous; stamens with awns; pedicel ca. 0.3 cm long.
Fruit& seed- Berry, smooth, globose; seeds many.
In high elevation evergreen forests between 1600 and 2000 m.
India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka; in the Western Ghats- South Sahyadri.

 

 

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Vaccinium leschenaultii Wight ::: Vacciniaceae : Attachments (6). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Name: Vaccinium leschenaultii Wight 

Family: Vacciniaceae
Date: 06 July 2013
Place: Doddabetta, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 2500 m asl
Is my ID right? I do not know which variety it is


Vaccinium species so far in efi.  


Yes it is Vaccinium leschenaultii Wight 


 

 

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Viburnum erubescens Wall, (= Solenotinus erubescens (Wall.) Oerst.), Fam: Adoxaceae (= caprifoliaceae),
small tree ooty area at the altitude of 1800m, wild.


I think this is Vaccinium leschenaultii


Yes, I agree with …, It is Vaccinium leschenaultii Wt. only


 

  
 

References:

India Biodiversity Portal Biotik (Vaccinium leschenaultii Wight) IIIM (Specimen)  plant illustrations  Biotik (Vaccinium leschenaultii Wight) The Plant List (Unresolved) 

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