Syzygium suborbiculare

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Syzygium suborbiculare
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Syzygium
Species: S. suborbiculare
Binomial name
Syzygium suborbiculare

Syzygium suborbiculare, the red bush apple, is a small understorey tree native to open forests and woodland of northern Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Leaves are smooth, thick, leathery, broad oval 7.2-19 cm long. Flowers are white with numerous stamens. The edible fruit is flattened-globular, fleshy, prominently ribbed, 3-7 cm long, with a large seed.[1]

Uses[edit]

The fruit is eaten raw by Aboriginal people. The tree is also used medicinally, as firewood and as a nectar source for bees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brock, J., Top End Native Plants, 1988. ISBN 0-7316-0859-3