Calyptranthus racemosa Blume
Eugenia brunneoramea Merr.
Eugenia cerasiformis (Blume) DC.
Eugenia evansii Ridl.
Eugenia expansa Duthie
Eugenia jamboloides Koord. & Valeton
Eugenia robinsoniana Ridl.
Jambosa cerasiformis (Blume) Hassk.
Myrtus cerasiformis Blume
Syzygium brunneorameum (Merr.) Masam.
Syzygium cerasiforme (Blume) Merr.
Syzygium costatum Miq.
Syzygium javanicum Miq.
Syzygium racemosum is an evergreen, mid-canopy tree growing up to 37 metres tall[
]. The bole is often bent and short, it can be up to 65cm diameter[
The tree provides a dye and useful timber, both of which are sometimes gathered from the wild and used locally.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia.
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp forests at elevations up to 200 metres. On hillsides and alluvial sites with sand to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant[
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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 globose fruit is up to 2cm in diameter[
A black dye is obtained from the bark[
The wood is sometimes used for building purposes[
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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