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.
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[
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[
E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Andamans, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
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[
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Fruit. The fleshy pulp is eaten[
]. The fruit of this species is a red-purple, fleshy berry around 10 mm in diameter[
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[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
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