Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels

 
  • Family : MYRTACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Myrtaceae
  • Species : Syzygium cumini
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels
  • Common name : Indian Blackberry, Black Plum, Jambolan
  • Vernacular name : Jambu (San.); Jamun, Jambhal (Hin.); Neerale (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2639, HFP 11172, HFP 13126
  • Key identification features : An elegant tall tree with a dense crown. Bark grey and rough. Leaves are simple, elliptic, lush-green and leathery with insect galls. Numerous flowers (1.5-2 cm across) aggregate into dense cluster with numerous long, white stamens. The edible fruits are globose to oblong, often single-seeded berries, which are deep-purple to black when ripe.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : South-east Asia
  • Comments : Sacred Tree, Fruits edible.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1996; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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