Syzygium fibrosum

Syzygium fibrosum

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(Rain cherry, Fibrous satinash)

FAMILY

Myrtaceae

Species

Syzygium fibrosum

Common name

Rain cherry, Fibrous satinash

Flower colour; life form

Flowers cream; tree to 4 m

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

The native tree grows to about 4 m tall. Leaves are opposite 6-11 cm long and 3-5 cm wide, the lateral veins are not very obvious; oil dots are numerous. Flowers arise in clusters, stamens numerous, cream to 25 mm long. Fruit fleshy, dark pink to red globular to globular-depressed to 1.6 x 2.1 cm, calyx lobes 4 and persistent on fruit.

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