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Volume 5 | Number 2 | November 2013 v5i2.114 taprobanica 5 2 cover low


Volume 5 | Number 2 | November 2013
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 20 May 2013
Accepted date: 18 November 2013
Published date: 25 December 2013
Pp. 148–150, Pls. 6–7.

Syzygium rama-varma (Myrtaceae) from southern Western Ghats, India

S.M. Shareef*, P.E. Roy, E.S.S. Kumar & M.V. Krishnaraj
*Corresponding author. E-mail: smshariftbgri@gmail.com

Based on the collections from Travancore, India (Chemunji hills, Muthukuzhivayal Bourdillon s.n.), Bourdillon (1904) described and illustrated Eugenia rama-varma Bourd. (Myrtaceae, as “Rama Varma”, “named after H.H. [Mulam Thirunal Rama Varma] the Maharaja of Travancore”, with a comment: “a very handsome evergreen tree found at high elevation above 4000 ft”. Gamble (1919) transferred it to Jambosa, as J. rama-varma (Bourd.) Gamble. Later Chithra in Nair & Henry (1983) transferred it to Syzygium and made the combination S. rama-varma (Bourd.) Chithra (as “rama-varmae”).

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