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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sikkim to China (S. Yunnan) and Peninsula Malaysia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

Syzygium balsameum (Wight) Wall. ex Walp. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3592] K001119781
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K000821366
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 3592] K001119780
Wallich, N. [3592], India K000821365 lectotype
Wallich, N. [3592], India K000821367

First published in Repert. Bot. Syst. 2: 179 (1843)

Accepted by

  • Byng, J.W., Wilson, P.G. & Snow, N. (2015). Typifications and nomenlcatural notes on Indian Myrtaceae Phytotaxa 217(2): 101-116.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Soh, W.K. & Parnell, J. (2015). A revision of Syzygium Gaertn. (Myrtaceae) in Indochina (Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam) Adansonia, sér. 3, 37: 179-275.
  • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2007). Flora of China 13: 1-548. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2007). Flora of China 13: 1-548. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0