Syzygium microphyllum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Myrtaceae

Scientific Name: Syzygium microphyllum Gamble
Eugenia microphylla Bedd. [nom. illegit.]
Syzygium gambleanum Rathakr. & Chitra [nom. illegit.]
Taxonomic Notes: Syzygium gambleanum was assessed as a separate species in 1988 (listed as Extinct; see Oldfield et al. 1998). However, following the "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families" (, S. gambleanum (an illegitimate name) is treated by Govaerts as a homotypic synonym of S. microphyllum. Similarly the basionym Eugenia microphylla is also considered to be an illegitimate name.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known only from the type locality, the species is endemic to a small area in the Agastyamalai Hills. More information is needed on the status of the species and direct threats to its populations.
Countries occurrence:
India (Tamil Nadu)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Margin of montane forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although relatively intact, large parts of the forest have been affected by fires, grazing, the increasing incursion of commercial plantations and cutting for fuelwood.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Syzygium microphyllum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T37626A10067599. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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