Memecylon edule Roxb.

  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Melastomataceae
  • Species : Memecylon edule
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Common name : Iron-wood tree
  • Vernacular name : Aali mara, Nemaaru, Anjan, Anjuni, Lokhandi (Kan.)
  • Key identification features : Small evergreen trees. Leaves are ovate or ovate-elliptic, obtuse or bluntly acuminate at apex. Lateral nerves are indistinct. Flowers are numerous, pedicellate, in umbellate cymes, from the axils of fallen leaves on the old wood. Petals are blue. Berry is globose, black-purple when ripe and edible.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • Comments : Wood is used for making Walking Sticks.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Neginhal S.G, Forest Trees of South India, 2004.


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