Syzygium papyraceum

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Paperbark satinash
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Paperbark Satinash - foliage, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Syzygium
S. papyraceum
Binomial name
Syzygium papyraceum

Syzygium papyraceum, known as the paperbark satinash, is a rainforest tree of tropical Queensland, Australia. It can grow to 20 metres tall, the bark is papery, reddish fawn in colour. Leaves are thick and heavy, around 7 cm long. Attractive pink or purple flowers are followed by similarly coloured large edible fruit. Germination is erratic. However, roots and shoots can appear within six weeks. Cuttings strike well.