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Useful Tropical Plants

Syzygium acuminatissimum

(Blume) DC.

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Acmena acuminatissima (Blume) Merr. & L.M.Perry

Acmena dielsii Merr. & L.M.Perry

Acmena laevifolia (Ridl.) Merr. & L.M.Perry

Acmena polyantha (K.Schum. & Lauterb.) Merr. & L.M.Perry

Eugenia acuminatissima (Blume) Kurz

Eugenia attenuatifolia Merr.

Eugenia cumingiana Vidal

Eugenia cuspidato-obovata Hayata

Eugenia eucaudata Elmer ex Merr.

Eugenia gardneri Fern.-Vill.

Eugenia laevifolia Ridl.

Eugenia subdecurrens (Miq.) Merr. & Chun

Jambosa acuminatissima (Blume) Hassk.

Myrtus acuminatissima Blume

Syzygium cumingianum (Vidal) Gibbs

Syzygium cuspidato-obovatum (Hayata) Mori

Syzygium subdecurrens Miq.

Xenodendron polyanthum K.Schum. & Lauterb.

Common Name:

Syzygium acuminatissimum
Flowers and developing fruits
Photograph by: Roji Mahroji
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General Information

Syzygium acuminatissimum is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow up to 34 metres tall. The straight bole can be free of branches for up to 10 metres and up to 50cm in diameter; it is markedly fluted, sometimes with buttresses[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
,
653
Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild as a food for local use, and for its timber, which is used locally and is also traded[
388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Andamans, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Habitat

A sub-canopy or canopy tree in undisturbed to slightly disturbed sub-montane and montane forests at elevations up to 3,000 metres; growing on hillsides and ridges, usually with poor sandy to ultrabasic soils, but also on clay and limestone[
653
Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height20.00 m
PollinatorsBees, Butterflies, Flies
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit. The fleshy pulp is eaten[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
]. The fruit of this species is a red-purple, fleshy berry around 10 mm in diameter[
653
Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A structural timber.
We do not have any more specific information for the wood of this species, but the various species of Syzygium tend to have somewhat similar timber. The general description of syzygium timber is as follows:-
The heartwood is a golden brown, greyish brown or brown, with pink or purplish glints; it is not clearly demarcated from the 1 - 4cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain slightly interlocked, sometimes wavy or irregular; there are resin deposits. The wood is heavy; moderately hard; somewhat durable, being moderately resistant to fungi and termites, but susceptible to dry wood borers. It seasons slowly, with a high risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. It works well with ordinary tools, nailing and screwing are good so long as the wood is pre-bored; gluing is correct. The wood is used for musical instruments, tool handles, furniture components, ship building, heavy carpentry, flooring, joinery etc[
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
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