Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

Common Name : Rose Myrtle, Ceylon Hill Gooseberry Scientific Name : Rhodomyrtus tomentosa Family : Myrtaceae

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

Kingdom - Plantae

Order - Myrtales

Species - tomentosa

Genus - Rhodomyrtus

Category - Evergreen shrub

Height - Up to 12 feet tall

Origin / Native - India, Philippines, china, Asia

Synonyms - Cynomyrtus tomentosa, Myrtus tomentosa

Flowers - Small, showy, baby pink with magenta stamens, 5 petals, clustered

Foliage & plant - Deep green, alternate, oval shaped, leathery, veined with greyish green underneath

Fruits - Edible, purple

Attracts - Bees, butterflies, birds

Uses - Ornamental

Malayalam - Cerukottilampalam

Tamil - Malai koyya, thavittu koya

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lamb's rock ooty, sleeping lady mountain, Coonoor, Ooty

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