Syzygium bamagense

Syzygium bamagense

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(Bamaga Satinash)

FAMILY

Myrtaceae

Species

Syzygium bamagense

Common name

Bamaga Satinash

Flower colour; life form

White, cream; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

A tall tree growing to 48 m in natural habitat in Cape York, buttresses often present when trees are fully grown; bark flaky. Leaves more or less ovate, intramarginal vein absent, petioles range from 1-3 cm long. Flowers in terminal panicles, often clustered at the tips of each ultimate branchlet of the inflorescence; petals 4 white or cream. Fruit a white or cream berry to 6 cm long and 4.5 cm wide.