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.);
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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;
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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))
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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.

Later, I came across a paper, titled “Typifications and nomenclatural notes on Indian Myrtaceae”. No species description can be found in the said note. But it is a very important document to identify Syzygium. Because this note provides current accepted names of old names described in old classics. And the paper also elaborates on species distribution.
Petioles and leaf attachment cannot be seen in the attached photographs. Flowers seem to have (relatively) long pedicells.
Please check probability of –
Syzygium praecoxPOWO
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Thanks, …, for suggesting Syzygium praecox

To me also appears close as per GBIf specimens from India and Bangladesh- onetwothreefour and five


 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIf specimens from India and Bangladesh- onetwothreefour 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 …

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