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Useful Tropical Plants

Syzygium rostratum

(Blume) DC.

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Calyptranthes rostrata Blume

Eugenia tenuicuspis Koord. & Valeton

Jambosa tenuicuspis Miq.

Common Name:

Syzygium rostratum
Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruit, seed and tree
Photograph by: Koorders, S.H., Valeton, T., Atlas der Baumarten von Java, vol. 3: t. 494 (1915) [M. Mangoendimedjo
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General Information

Syzygium rostratum is a tree that can grow up to 20 metres tall. The bole can be up to 50cm in diameter[
701
Title
Asean Tropical Plant Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://211.114.21.20/tropicalplant/index.jsp
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details, with photos, of many of the plants growing in the tropical forests of southeast Asia. Gives some details of plant uses along with a description of the plant and its range.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea.

Habitat

A sub-canopy tree in humid forests[
911
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 54
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1973
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A botanical magazine, it includes a provisional key and enumeration of the genus Syzygium in New Guinea. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
PollinatorsBees, Insects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

We have no specific information on edibility for the fruit of this species, but the fruits of many members of this genus are edible[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]. The pinkish-white, ellipsoid fruit is around 15mm in diameter[
701
Title
Asean Tropical Plant Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://211.114.21.20/tropicalplant/index.jsp
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details, with photos, of many of the plants growing in the tropical forests of southeast Asia. Gives some details of plant uses along with a description of the plant and its range.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The timber is occasionally used for house building[
701
Title
Asean Tropical Plant Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://211.114.21.20/tropicalplant/index.jsp
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details, with photos, of many of the plants growing in the tropical forests of southeast Asia. Gives some details of plant uses along with a description of the plant and its range.
].
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.
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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
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