Eugenia corymbosa Roxb.
Eugenia densiflora (Blume) DC.
Jambosa densiflora (Blume) DC.
Myrtus densiflora Blume
Common Name: Wild Rose-Apple
Wild rose-apple is a shrub or tree, growing 2 - 15 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its edible fruits, which are eaten locally[
]. It is also grown as a rootstock and is cultivated in some areas as an ornamental[
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
In brushwoods of open forests and along waterways, at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in tropical and subtropical areas.
]. Eaten with sambal[
]. Fair quality[
]. The red-purple fruit is a globose berry about 3 cm in diameter[
Used as termite-resistant rootstock for the propagation of S. aqueum, S. samarangense and other members of the genus[
A brown dye can be obtained from the bark[
]. Used for dyeing cotton[
The wood is used for fuel[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
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