Memecylon umbellatum Burm.f.
Synonym                    : Memecylon edule Roxb.
Family                        : Melastomaceae
Local Names              : Kayampoomaram, Anjanamaram, Ironwood tree 

Flowering and fruiting period: February – March
Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
Habitat: Semi-evergreen, shola and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Endemic: Yes
Uses: Fruits edible. Provides good-quality charcoal and fuelwood. Heavy hardwood used as poles, beams and rafters in house construction and temporary structures, also used to make boats, paddles, furniture, household utensils, tool handles and walking sticks. Timber is of good-quality, but economic utilization restricted by the plants' often poor form and relative scarcity. Root decoction used to treat menstrual irregularities. Leaf infusion used as astringent lotion for eye inflammation.
Key Characters: Large shrubs.  Leaves ovate-oblong or elliptic, base cuneate, apex obtuse to rounded, coriaceous, drying yellowish green.  Umbels compact, sessile or very short peduncled, many-flowered; flowers subsessile.  Calyx pale bluish, truncate or shallowly 4-lobed.  Petals blue, elliptic-ovate to orbicular.  Filaments blue.  Style blue.  Berry, globose, initially yellowish green; mature fruit bluish black.