Eugenia sechellarum Baker
Eugenia wrightii Baker
Syzygium wrightii is an evergreen shrub or a tree
The tree was formerly much used as the source of a structural timber in the Seychelles, but has been over-exploited and it is unsure if the tree is being harvested at the present time.
Urbanization and spread of introduced species (such as Cinnamomum verum or Alstonia macrophylla) in its habitat are the main threats to this species. It is obvious that a decline of habitat quality is taking place due to the spreading of invasive alien plant species and seed predating rats. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Africa - Seychelles.
Often growing on exposed rocky outcrops, but also as an under-story tree and rarely as a canopy tree in forest; at elevations up to 900 metres[
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The wood is a structural timber.
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[
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