Syzygium praecox (Roxb.) N. C. Rathakrishnan & N. C. Nair, J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 4: 288 1983. (syn: Eugenia lanceifolia Roxb.; Eugenia praecox Roxb.; Eugenia wallichii Wight; Jambosa praecox (Roxb.) A.M.Cowan & Cowan; Strongylocalyx lanceifolius (Roxb.) Blume; Strongylocalyx praecox (Roxb.) Blume; Syzygium cathayense Merr. & L.M.Perry; Syzygium roxburghianum Raizada; Syzygium wallichii (Wight) Walp.);
E. Nepal to China (S. Yunnan, W. Guangxi, Guangdong) and Indo-China: Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
Wight Ill. ii. 17 ; Ic. t. 536 ; leaves lanceolate or elliptic-oblong acuminate acute at the base dark and shining above, lateral nerves uniting twice within the margin, cymes corymbose axillary and terminal shorter than the leaves, calyx-tube suddenly contracted at the base lobes prominent per-sistent, petals frequently expanding before falling, berries oblong. C. bifaria, Colebr. in Wall. Cat. 3606. E. praecox, Roxb. Fl. Ind. ii. 488 ? ; Wight Ic. t. 619 ; Kurz in Journ. As. Soc. Beng. xlvi. (1877) pt. ii. p. 66 ; For. Fl. Brit. Burm. i. 483.
SIKKIM, J. D. H. ; KHASIA and BHOTAN, Griffith ; ASSAM, Masters ; SILHET, J. D. H. & T. ; CHITTAGONG, Roxburgh, J. D. H. & T. T. ; MERGUI, Griffith.
A tree ; branchlets stout, quadrangular. Leaves 4.1/2 by 1.3/4 in., coriaceous, rusty-coloured beneath ; petiole about 1/2 in. Flowers white. Calyx-tube about 1/4 in. long. Stamens about 4 times the length of the calyx. Style long, persistent. Berry about 1/2 in., crowned with the cup-shaped calyx-limb.—In Roxburgh’s figure of E. proecox the inflorescence is more branched and the flowers rather smaller ; the leaves are drawn acutely acuminate.
(Attributions- IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
IDENTITY : 53: 3 images.
Attaching few images of a tree of North Bengal forest for identification please.
Seems to be some species of Syzygium.
Pl. check comparative images at Syzygium
Earlier, I suggested two species to … in a private mail. Now, I think those id suggestions were wrong.
Thanks, …, for suggesting Syzygium praecox
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP IPNI GBIf specimens from India and Bangladesh- one, two, three, four and five (High resolution specimens) Flora of China Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal Flora of peninsular India IBIS Flora (Flora of British India) Plant illustrations Wild edible plants used by Garo tribes of Nokrek Biosphere …