Syzygium sclerophyllum Brenan
Syzygium micklethwaitii is an evergreen shrub, or more commonly a tree with a very dense, bushy, rounded, profusely branched crown. It can grow from 1.5 - 30 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of charcoal.
The tree has a small and scattered range and this is under threat through conversion of the forest habitat for agriculture and the growing of Eucalyptus in plantations. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
East tropical Africa - Kenya, Tanzania.
Temperate rainforests, mist-forest in damper sites; at elevations from 1,350 - 1,900 metres[
|Conservation Status||Near Threatened
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Fruit - raw[
]. The purple, subglobose fruit is 8 - 16mm long and 7 - 14mm wide[
The wood can be used to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
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