Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels

Family: Myrtaceae Genus: Syzygium Species:  Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels






Synonym Myrtus cumini, Eugenia jambolana Flower Color White
Common Name Jamun, Jamun, Chiraijam Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Black Plum, Jambolan, Jaman, Jambolian, Indian Blackberry Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Jam Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1400m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit globose red to dark blue; seed solitary
Habitat Occurs in riverbanks, scrub are planted as avenue trees Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Indian Subcontinent, South East Asia and Australia Bark Details Bark greyish brown with large flakes, smooth higher up
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species A medium-sized tree 10-30 m high, with a straight to crooked, short, stout trunk, 40-100 cm in diameter, sometimes trees with circumference of 62.5 cm have been reported Leaf Details Leaves with many close parallel veins, crushed leaves smells aromatic

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details