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Useful Tropical Plants

Syzygium papillosum

(Duthie) Merr. & L.M.Perry

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Eugenia papillosa Duthie

Common Name:

Syzygium papillosum
Leaves
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General Information

Syzygium papillosum is a tall evergreen tree. The base of the trunk often has branched stilt roots[
1005
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 12
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1949
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, this issue includes a comprehensive treatment of the Eugenia (sensu lato) in Malaysia.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1005
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 12
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1949
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, this issue includes a comprehensive treatment of the Eugenia (sensu lato) in Malaysia.

Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Lowland forest, often in fresh water swamp forest[
1005
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 12
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1949
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, this issue includes a comprehensive treatment of the Eugenia (sensu lato) in Malaysia.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

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[
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 pale green globular fruit is around 25mm in diameter[
1005
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 12
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1949
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, this issue includes a comprehensive treatment of the Eugenia (sensu lato) in Malaysia.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

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[
996
Title
A Dictionary of Malaysian Timbers
Publication
Malayan Forest Records No. 30
Author
Wong T.M.
Website
http://Elaeocarpaceae
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-29-1
Description
A fairly comprehensive guide to Malaysian timbers, giving their properties and the main tree species from which they are obtained.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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