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Useful Tropical Plants

Syzygium megacarpum

(Craib) Rathakr. & N.C.Nair

Myrtaceae


The report on edibility of the fruit says that the plant is native to New Guinea and the Pacific, whereas all other reports we have say that the plant comes from China, Bangladesh and the Malay Peninsular. It is therefore possible that the report should be applied to a different species from this one[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Eugenia latilimba Merr.

Eugenia macrocarpa Roxb.

Eugenia megacarpa Craib

Jambosa coarctata Blume

Jambosa macrocarpa Sweet

Syzygium latilimbum (Merr.) Merr. & L.M.Perry

Syzygium macrocarpum Bahadur & R.C.Gaur

Common Name:

Syzygium megacarpum
Cultivated tree in Hawaii
Photograph by: Forest and Kim Starr
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General Information

Syzygium megacarpum is an evergreen tree growing up to 20 metres tall.
The fruit is probably edible - see notes on edible uses below.

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 - China, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Thailand.

Habitat

Moist low forests, riversides; at elevations from 300 - 1,200 metres in China[
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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
PollinatorsBees, Insects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
377
Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
]. The large, crunchy fruit is well flavoured, although having a subtle sweet taste[
377
Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
]. The pinkish-red ovoid-globose fruits are about 5cm long[
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.
].
The above report on edibility says that the plant is native to New Guinea and the Pacific, whereas all other reports we have say that the plant comes from China, Bangladesh and the Malay Peninsular. It is therefore possible that the above report should be applied to a different species from this one[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2020-05-25. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Syzygium+megacarpum>

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