Syzygium myhendrae (Bedd. ex Brandis) Gamble



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Eugenia myhendrae (Bedd.) Brandis


Conservation Status

Last record: before 1902

Rediscovered in 2002 or before

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Western Ghats (southern), India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Gamble, J. S. (1981). Flora of the Presidency of Madras - Vol. 1. Adlard & Sons Ltd., 21, Hart Street W.O., London, 475 pp.


Other references:

Bourdillon, T. F. (1908). The Forest Trees of Travancore. The Government Press, Trivandrum, India. 189 pp.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Ramasubbu, R., Divya, C. and Anjana, S. (2016). A note on the taxonomy, field status and threats to three endemic species of [i]Syzygium[/i] (Myrtaceae) from the southern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(11): 9384-9390.

Ramesh, B.R. and Pascal, J.-P. 1997. Atlas of endemics of the Western Ghats (India). Distribution of tree species in the evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. Institut Français de Pondichéry.

Rao, C. Kameswara, Geetha, B. L. and Suresh, Geetha. (2003). Red List of Threatened Vascular Plant Species in India: Compiled from the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. ENVIS Centre on Floral Diversity, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. xxiv + 144 pp. [automatic download]

Sasidharan, N., Sujanapal, P. and Augustine, J. (2002). Reappearance of Syzygium myhendrae (Bedd. ex Brandis) Gamble and Ellipanthus tomentosus Kurz in the southern Western Ghats. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 26: 609-611.

Shareef, Muhammed S. and Rasiya, Beegam A. (2015). Lectotypification and status of Syzygium myhendrae (Bedd. ex Brandis) Gamble (Myrtaceae) – an endemic myrtle of southern Western Ghats, India. Taiwania 60(1): 59-62.

Shareef, S. M. and Santhosh, E. S. Kumar. (2020). Census of Syzygium Gaertn. (Myrtaceae) in India. Abrahamia 6: 90-107.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1998). Syzygium myhendrae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 29 March 2015.


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