Syzygium papillosum is a tall evergreen tree. The base of the trunk often has branched stilt roots[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Lowland forest, often in fresh water swamp forest[
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We have no specific information for this species, but the fruit of most, if not all, members of this genus is more or less edible[
]. The pale green globular fruit is around 25mm in diameter[
The heartwood is light brown, pink-brown, red-brown or purple-brown with a grey tinge; it is not clearly demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is moderately fine and even, with interlocked, irregular or wavy grain. The wood is strong; moderately durable under exposed conditions. It is easy to resaw and cross-cut; planing is easy, leaving a smooth surface; nailing properties are poor. The wood seasons very slowly; shrinkage is high; main defects being end-checking and cupping. A medium hardwood, it is strong enough to be used for structural purposes such as posts, beams, joists and rafters; when properly treated it may be suitable for tramways, railway sleepers, bridges, wharves and agricultural implements[
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