Syzygium jambos (L.) Alston

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Syzygium jambos

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Tiger Kloof, Mutare

Syzygium jambos

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5, Hervey Close, Belvedere

Syzygium jambos

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Syzygium jambos

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

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Synonyms: Eugenia jambos L.
Jambosa jambos (L.) Millsp.
Common names: Rose apple (English)
Description: Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves opposite, narrowly lanceolate, dark green. Flowers in branched, axillary heads, creamy-white, showy; petals falling separately; filaments long, c. 4 cm. Fruit up to 4.5 cm in diameter, oval to spherical, yellow when ripe.
Notes: Introduced for its striking flowers and the edible fruit. It is known as an occasional naturalised escape, particularly in the Chirinda Forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to East Asia; naturalised in southern Africa
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Friday 12 January 2007
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 264.

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Syzygium jambos
Flora of Mozambique: Syzygium jambos
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Syzygium jambos
Flora of Zimbabwe: Syzygium jambos

External websites:

African Plant Database: Syzygium jambos
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Syzygium jambos
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Syzygium jambos
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Syzygium jambos
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Syzygium jambos
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Syzygium jambos
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Syzygium jambos
Ispot Southern Africa : Syzygium jambos
JSTOR Plant Science: Syzygium jambos
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Syzygium jambos
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Syzygium jambos
Tropicos: Syzygium jambos
West African Plants database: Syzygium jambos


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Syzygium jambos.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=142400, retrieved 28 June 2016

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