5583.000 Syzygium Gaertn.

Description of the genus

Suffrutices, trees or shrubs. Inflorescence a terminal, many-flowered corymbose cyme. Receptacle gradually narrowed into a pedicel-like base above the articulation, distinctly prolonged beyond summit of ovary as an "upper receptacle". Calyx usually an indistinctly lobed rim-like extension to the upper receptacle. Petals 4, cohering and falling together as a calyptra. Filaments and style c.2 times as long as petals. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a berry.

Derivation of name: joined together, presumably referring to the opposite leaves

Worldwide: c. 1000 species in the tropics of the Old World

Zimbabwe: 5 cultivated taxa.

Syzygium jambos

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

australe (J.C.Wendl. ex Link) B.HylandDescription, Image
cordatum Hochst. ex C. KraussDescription, Image
cumini (L.) SkeelsImage
guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. afromontanum F. WhiteDescription, Image
jambos (L.) AlstonDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Syzygium:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Syzygium
Flora of Caprivi: Syzygium
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Syzygium
Flora of Malawi: Syzygium
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Syzygium
Flora of Mozambique: Syzygium
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Syzygium
Flora of Zambia: Syzygium
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Syzygium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Syzygium

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Syzygium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Syzygium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Syzygium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Syzygium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Syzygium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Syzygium
JSTOR Plant Science: Syzygium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Syzygium
Plants of the World Online: Syzygium
Tropicos: Syzygium
Wikipedia: Syzygium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Syzygium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1013, retrieved 24 June 2024

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