Clavimyrtus latifolia Blume
Clavimyrtus lineata (DC.) Blume
Clavimyrtus symphytocarpa Blume
Eugenia lineata (DC.) Duthie
Eugenia longicalyx Ridl.
Eugenia longiflora (C.Presl) Fern.-Vill.
Eugenia marivelesensis Merr.
Eugenia miquelii Elmer
Eugenia rubricaulis (Miq.) Duthie
Eugenia teysmannii (Miq.) Koord. & Valeton
Eugenia zippeliana (Miq.) Koord. & Valeton
Jambosa latifolia (Blume) Miq.
Jambosa lineata DC
Jambosa rubricaule Miq.
Jambosa symphytocarpa (Blume) Korth. ex Miq.
Jambosa teysmannii Miq.
Myrtus lineata Blume
Syzygium longicalyx (Ridl.) Masam.
Syzygium longiflorum C.Presl
Syzygium teysmannii (Miq.) Masam.
Syzygium zippelianum Miq.
Photograph by: loupok
Syzygium lineatum is an evergreen, sub-canopy tree growing up to 30 metres tall[
]. The straight bole is occasionally stilt-rooted, it can be 40 - 60cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of tannins and timber.
E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
Disturbed forests and regrowth, also in undisturbed swamp, keranga, mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests at elevations to 2,000 metres[
]. Usually on alluvial, swampy sites by rivers and streams, also on hillsides and ridges[
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Grows in the wild on sandy soils, and also on limestone[
Fruit. The pulp is eaten[
]. The fruit is a berry with thick and fleshy, spongy, leathery or brittle rind, oblong-ovoid or ellipsoid, up to 13 mm long[
The roots and young shoots are used in local medicine[
The bark is a source of tannins[
The wood is used for tool handles and the construction of houses[
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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