Eugenia carissoides F.Muell.
Eugenia hypospodia F.Muell.
Eugenia kangeanensis Valeton
Eugenia macrohila C.T.White & W.D.Francis
Eugenia rariflora Benth.
Eugenia waianensis O.Deg.
Jossinia reinwardtiana (Blume) Blume
Jossinia tahitensis Nadeaud
Myrtus reinwardtiana Blume
Common Name: Cedar Bay Cherry
Cedar Bay cherry is an evergreen large shrub or small tree growing from 2 - 5 metres tall[
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use. The plant is occasionally cultivated in home gardens in various parts of the tropics and subtropics[
Southeast Asia - Indonesia, to northern Australia and the Pacific Islands.
A small understory tree of the rainforest[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Succeeds in the tropics and more or less frost-free areas in the subtropics. Plants can tolerate occasional low temperatures down to -1°c[
Found in the wild on limestone soils[
Fruit - raw[
]. The thin-skinned fruit has a thin, fleshy, slightly resinous pulp with a slightly sweet flavour surrounding a single seed[
]. A juicy and flavourful pulp having a very pleasant, berry or grape-like flavour[
]. It is used to flavour drinks, sweets, and preserves[
]. The fruit is about 2cm long[
The wood is hard and makes excellent firewood[
]. It is also used traditionally to make coconut husking stakes and was once used to make rice-pounding pestles[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe and before it dries out, though stored, dry seed will also germinate[
]. Germination is slow[
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