Syzygium australe (J.C.Wendl. ex Link) B.Hyland

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Syzygium australe

Photo: Bart Wursten
24, Athlone Avenue Greendale

Syzygium australe

Photo: Bart Wursten
24, Athlone Avenue Greendale

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Synonyms: Syzygium paniculatum sensu auct. non Gaertn.
Common names: Australian brush-cherry (English) Australian water pear (English)
Description: Shrub or tree. Leaves elliptic, hairless, glossy above; apex acuminate. Inflorescences of branched axillary or terminal panicles; peduncles 3-5 or more-flowered. Flowers white. Fruit ovoid, rose-purple, 1-2 cm long.
Notes: Originally named by me (MAH) as Syzygium paniculatum Gaertn.; the identification was corrected in April 2016 by Dr Peter G. Wilson of the New South Wales Herbarium.
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Worldwide distribution: Australia
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Image last updated: Saturday 14 May 2016

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

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 australe., retrieved 10 December 2016

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