1. Family: Myrtaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Syzygium Gaertn.
      1. Syzygium aqueum (Burm.f.) Alston

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Malesia to N. Queensland.

    [FTEA]

    Myrtaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

    Habit
    Tree upto 18(–23) m tall with short crooked ribbed bole and brown flaky bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves crimson when young, oblong to elliptic, 4.5–23 cm long, 1.5–11 cm wide, obtuse, retuse or shortly acuminate at the apex, cuneate, rounded or slightly subcordate at the base, coriaceous; petiole 1–5 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, ± 10 in terminal and axillary cymes, subsessile.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube 1.5–3 cm long; lobes ovate, up to 6 mm wide.
    Corolla
    Petals pinkish white, oblong, up to 1.2 cm long, 8 mm wide, obtuse.
    Stamens
    Stamens pink, up to 1.5 cm long; anthers white.
    Fruits
    Fruit red, globose, 2 cm diameter, crowned with prominently necked persistent calyx-ring.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, New Guinea, Queensland, Sulawesi, Sumatera

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Vietnam

    Syzygium aqueum (Burm.f.) Alston appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 2005 Wing, J.A. [34987], Malaysia K001022510
    Jan 1, 1977 Henderson, M.R. [s.n.], Sulawesi K001022512
    35937.000
    Henderson, M.R. [20507], Malaysia K001022517
    Hyland, B. [10801], Australia K001284539
    Clarkson, J.R. [3860], Australia K001284538
    Wiakabu, J. [LAE 70331], New Guinea K001296051
    Wiakabu, J. [LAE 72365], New Guinea K001296840
    Leach, G. [34201], New Guinea K001296034
    Lorzing, J.A. [s.n.], Indonesia K001022436
    Lee, A. [S.50614] K001277435
    Shah, M. [MS.1554] K001005381
    Turnau, E.A. [858] K001005382
    Gray, E. [3592], New Guinea K001296035
    Zollinger, H. [N2. 3808/3888], Indonesia K001022440
    Carey, W. [s.n.], India K000793895
    Carey, W. [s.n.], India K000793896
    s.coll. [3613], India K000793894
    s.coll. [s.n.], Malaysia K000258857
    s.coll. [471], New Guinea K001296055
    Othman, GJ. [S.57640] K001277449
    Teryua, Z. [2340], Singapore K001005380
    Balgooy, V.M. [6900], Malaysia K001022511
    Ridley, H.N. [8931], Singapore Eugenia javanica K001003335
    Fosberg, F.R. [24571], Palau Eugenia javanica K001000506
    Fosberg, F.R. [47435], Palau Eugenia javanica K001000507
    Fosberg, F.R. [25784], Palau Eugenia javanica K001000509
    Fosberg, F.R. [47435], Palau Eugenia javanica K001000510
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 3613] Eugenia aquea K001119817
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 3613] Eugenia aquea K001119818

    First published in Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Peradeniya) 11: 204 (1929)

    Accepted by

    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Soh, W.K. & Parnell, J. (2015). A revision of Syzygium Gaertn. (Myrtaceae) in Indochina (Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam) Adansonia, sér. 3, 37: 179-275.
    • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
    • Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • National Parks Board Singapore (2006). Vascular Plant Life Checklist Pulau Ubin www.nparks.gov.sg/nparks_cms/cms/cmsmgr/data/6/PlantChkList.xls.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Soh, W.K. & Parnell, J. (2015). A revision of Syzygium Gaertn. (Myrtaceae) in Indochina (Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam) Adansonia, sér. 3, 37: 179-275.
    • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0