Syzygium travancoricum Gamble

Travancore syzygium (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1894

Rediscovered in 2008 or before

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Kerala, India


Biology & Ecology










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