Eugenia grandis lepidocarpa (Wall. ex Kurz) Kurz
Eugenia kuchingensis Merr.
Eugenia lepidocarpa Wall. ex Kurz
Eugenia palembanica (Miq.) Merr.
Eugenia selangorensis Ridl.
Eugenia urceolata (Korth.) King
Jambosa urceolata Korth.
Syzygium kuchingense (Merr.) Merr. & L.M.Perry
Syzygium palembanicum Miq.
Syzygium urceolatum is a tree that can grow up to 24 metres tall. The bole is up to 50cm in diameter, slightly fluted and with short buttresses up to 1 metre high[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of tannins, dyestuff, caulk and wood.
E. Asia - Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia.
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We have no specific information on edibility for the fruit of this species, but the fruits of many members of this genus are edible[
]. The subglobose fruit is around 2cm in diameter[
The bark is a source of tannins used for preserving and dyeing fishing-nets and baskets[
The bark is used for caulking boats[
The timber is used for construction[
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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