Memecylon macrocarpum Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. [Thwaites] 110. ?;
Sri Lanka as per POWO;
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala as per Plantae, Myrtales, Memecylaceae, Memecylon macrocarpum Thwaites (1864): Distribution extension and geographic distribution map– Check List Vol. 8 No. 2 (2012);
Habit -Large shrub or small trees
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets subterete, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole 0.5-0.7 cm, planoconvex in cross section, glabrous; lamina 14 x 7.5 cm, broadly elliptic, apex acute to acuminate or obtuse, base acute to subattenuate, margin entire, shining above, coriaceous, glabrous; midrib flat above; secondary nerves and intramarginal nerves obscurely visible when dry; tertiary nerves not visible.
Inflorescence / Flower- Inflorescence condensed or umbel shaped cymes, peduncle 0.4 cm long, axillary; flowers distinctly pedicellate, purple; calyx deeply furrowed with radiating wing inside.
Fruit and Seed- Berry, 1.5-2 cm across, globose with remnants of persistent calyx; seeds 1.
Rare undergrowth in low elevation wet evergreen forests, ca. 600 m.
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka; in the Western Ghats- occasionally found in South and Central Sahyadris.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal)
Memecylon Id please: 4 images.
Found a single tree on roadside in border of Allikuzhi RF, Thiruvallur District TN.
Memecylon umbellatum Burm.fil. ??
it is Memecylon grande, for the large leaves and the non umbellate inflorescens
If fruit large then M.macrocarpum
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 IPNI Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal Wikipedia
Plantae, Myrtales, Memecylaceae, Memecylon macrocarpum Thwaites (1864): Distribution extension and geographic distribution map– Check List Vol. 8 No. 2 (2012)- Narayanan Ayyappan, Bramasamdura Rangana Ramesh, Soupramanien Aravajy and Selvaraj Jeyakumar (Abstract- The genus Memecylon L. has a paleotropical distribution, with about 300 species in the World, and about 30 in India. In this note we report the distribution extension of Memecylon macrocarpum Thwaites based on our diversity inventories in tropical evergreen forests at Uppangala in the Western Ghats, India. Additional distribution records of the species at Courtallum and Malayator were taken from the herbarium of the French Institute of Pondicherry (HIFP). This study highlights the importance of quantitative ecological inventories in determining species distributions and also confirms a greater range of occurrence of this species.)