Syzygium fibrosum

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Syzygium fibrosum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Syzygium
Species: S. fibrosum
Binomial name
Syzygium fibrosum
(F.M.Bailey) T.G.Hartley & L.M.Perry[1]

Syzygium fibrosum is a species of rainforest trees native to monsoon forests of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. Common names include small red apple, (Bamaga) fibrous satinash and apricot satinash.[1]

Leaves are opposite, smooth, leathery, elliptic, 5.5–11 cm long and 3.5–55 cm wide. The flowers are cream with numerous stamens. The pink or red fruit has a flattened globular shape and are about 2 cm wide, containing a singular seed.[2]

Uses[edit]

The tree is cultivated to a limited extent for its sour fruit, which are used in jams and confectionery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Factsheet - Syzygium fibrosum". keys.trin.org.au. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Brock, J., Top End Native Plants, 1988. ISBN 0-7316-0859-3