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This species is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China to Vanuatu.
Syzygium malaccense

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
manzana de agua, manzano chino, marañón, ñambo, pera, pera de agua, pera de Malasia, perita, perito, pero de agua, pomarrosa, pomarrosa del Brasil, pomarroso, pomarroso brasileño, pomarroso brasilero, pomo, pomorroso, pomorroso brasilero

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 20 - 1200 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Árbol

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Conical tree 6–18 m tall with dense foliage and smooth flaky bark.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very variable, oblong to elliptic, 16–34 cm long, 5–15 cm wide, acute or acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, subcoriaceous; petiole 0.5–1.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers crimson in ± sessile clusters on new or old wood.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5 cm long, 8 mm wide with lobes ± round, 5 mm long, 4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals elliptic, 10 mm long, 8 mm wide, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit white, yellow, reddish or pink-blotched, obovoid or oblong-pyriform, 2.5–6 cm long, scented, crowned with enlarged green sepals.
Distribution
Native of India, Malaya (U.O.P.Z.) and Polynesia (T.T.C.L.) now very widely cultivated in the tropics.

Native to:

Bismarck Archipelago, Cambodia, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Is., Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Bangladesh, Belize, Borneo, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, Comoros, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Galápagos, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Jawa, Leeward Is., Marianas, Marquesas, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Panamá, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Society Is., Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Syzygium malaccense (L.) Merr. & L.M.Perry appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2014 Carvalho, M.F. [4310-2; 12060(1)], Equatorial Guinea K000752885
Jan 1, 2014 Carvalho, M.F. [2942-1], Equatorial Guinea K000752884
Jan 1, 2011 Eden [CAE/KJE154], Colombia K000567011
Apr 1, 2009 Kumarudin [FRI 34962], Malaya K000565389
Jun 1, 2006 Madani, L. [144507], Sabah K000276150
May 9, 2005 Wood [11525], Bolivia K000261580
Jul 13, 2004 Christensen [61], Sarawak K000170899
Nov 1, 2003 Pollard, B.J. [248], Cameroon K000197664
s.coll. [s.n.], Jawa K000800091
s.coll. [s.n.], Jawa K000800089
Wallich, N. [3611], Nepal K000793882
Wallich, N. [3607], Bangladesh K000793881
s.coll. [s.n.], Jawa K000800090
Mar 1, 2007 Maceda [1439], Peru Eugenia macrophylla K000276232
Mar 1, 2007 Janovec [1824], Peru Eugenia macrophylla K000276233
Verdcourt, B. [102], Tanzania Jambosa malaccensis 16196.000
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3610] Eugenia purpurea K001119808
Waterhouse, J.H.L. [844], Papua New Guinea Eugenia malaccensis 8599.000
Guichard, K.M. [s.n.], Comoros Eugenia malaccensis K001001440
Plowman, T. [2468], Peru Eugenia malaccensis K001002923
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3611] Eugenia malaccensis K001119812
Fosberg, F.R. [47428] Eugenia malaccensis K001002578
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3611] Eugenia malaccensis K001119810
Prynlon, R.J. [18038], Comoros Eugenia malaccensis K001001439
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3611] Eugenia malaccensis K001119813
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3611] Eugenia malaccensis K001119811
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3611] Eugenia malaccensis K001119814
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3611] Eugenia malaccensis K001119809
Pamplon, R.J. [18038], Comoros Eugenia malaccensis K001001441

First published in J. Arnold Arbor. 19: 215 (1938)

Accepted by

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  • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2012). Nova Silva Cusatlantica. Árboles natinos e introducidos de El Salvador. Parte 2: Angiospermae - Familias M a P y Pteridophyta Englera 29-2: 1-300.
  • Byng, J.W., Wilson, P.G. & Snow, N. (2015). Typifications and nomenlcatural notes on Indian Myrtaceae Phytotaxa 217(2): 101-116.
  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2009). Flora Mesoamericana 4(1): 1-855. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
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  • Leti, M., Hul, S., Fouché, J.-G., Cheng, S.K. & David, B. (2013). Flore photographique du Cambodge: 1-589. Éditions Privat, Toulouse.
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  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
  • Takeuchi, W. (2005). Floristic notes from a holocene successional environment in Papuasia Harvard Papers in Botany 10: 95-116.
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  • Welsh, S.L. (1998). Flora Societensis: 1-420. E.P.S. Inc. Utah.
  • Wheatley, J.I. (1992). A guide to the common trees of Vanuatu. With lists of their traditional uses & ni-Vanuatu names: 1-308. Department of Forestry, Port Vila.
  • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2007). Flora of China 13: 1-548. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2012). Nova Silva Cusatlantica. Árboles natinos e introducidos de El Salvador. Parte 2: Angiospermae - Familias M a P y Pteridophyta Englera 29-2: 1-300.
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