I went to Araku few days ago and saw this tree in a garden . flower


Here are the leaves

I know the pic of fruits is a bit hazy and out of focus,but it's the best I have. fruits These trees were in a cluster ,behind a patch of Nerium shrubs beside the pavement of the garden.

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    $\begingroup$ Please provide as much detail as possible for the most accurate ID. If you have additional photos showing the leaves in detail, the bark, the general shape/size of the tree, etc. please include them. Please also comment on the relative sizes of the flowers/leaves/tree in your images and include any pertinent info about the ecology/environment of the tree (e.g., was it in a forested part of the garden, along a sidewalk, part of landscaping, etc. etc.) Thanks $\endgroup$ Nov 22, 2020 at 18:54
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    $\begingroup$ Last picture is flower buds $\endgroup$ Nov 23, 2020 at 7:48

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This appears to be a flower of a tree in the Syzygium genus.

Because there are many species (1200+) -- many which are intentionally planted as ornamentals outside of their native range or have the propensity to become invasive -- I cannot confidently provide a more specific species given the garden location in which you found your specimen (and lack of further details).

I include, as an example, an image from the University of Connecticut of Syzygium jambos, which is not native to India, but is known to grow in nearby regions.

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Notice the similar floral architecture to your specimen: dominant androecium (literally hundreds of stamens), whitish color, 4-lobed calyx, prominent hypanthium, etc. Multiple flowers also similarly cluster at the end of branches as in your photo.

  • Read more about S. jambos's floral description here.

Sometimes-similar Eugenia cannot be totally ruled out based on your limited photos/details, of which 25 species occur in India. However, Syzygium still seems much more likely.

Overall, I can update my answer with more details once you've updated your post.


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