IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
SW. India (as per WCSP);
India, Burma as per Catalogue of Life;
Large shrubs. Leaves to 14 x 2.5 cm, linear-lanceolate, acuminate at both ends, nerves indistinct; petiole 1 cm long. Cymes 10 cm broad, terminal. Flowers yellow; calyx tube 15 mm long, funnel shaped; lobes ovate, obtuse, 6 mm across; petals 4, 8 mm broad, orbicular; filaments 25 mm long, yellow; style 3.5 cm long. Berry 2 x 1.5 cm, obovoid to globose.
Flowering and fruiting: March-April
Evergreen forests along banks of rivers
Southern Western Ghats (endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
ID PLEASE : 14 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)- 2 MB.
Please identify this shrub, looks like Syzigium species,near the river banks from Kannur, Kerala
I may be wrong, but to me it is Syzygium polypetalum.
It seems to be Syzygium heyneanum.
The leaf is too narrow, the pedicel is too long for heyneanum Sir. S. heyneanum is a synonym of S. salicifolium with much shorter, shiny leaves.
As per Typifications and nomenclatural notes on Indian Myrtaceae by James W. Byng, Peter G. Wilson & Neil Snow- Phytotaxa 06/2015; 217(2):101-116, range given is as below:
Syzygium polypetalum (Wall.) Merrill & L.M. Perry- India [Arunchal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, West Bengal], Bangladesh and Myanmar.
The image is of Syzygium occidentalis.
I think … is correct.
It looks like Syzygium zeylanicum, a riparian element.
Some S. zeylanicum have similar leaves like those in the picture. But the flowers here are much bigger than S. zeylanicum. I still think that this is S. occidentale.
This plant is Syzygium occidentalis riparian tree.
As far as I can understand, Syzygium is a masculine name, so the ending of the epithet should be le not lis. Thus the correct spelling should be Syzygium occidentale