Syzygium malaccense (L.) Merr. & L.M.Perry

First published in J. Arnold Arbor. 19: 215 (1938)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Indo-China to Vanuatu. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. It is has environmental uses, as animal food and a medicine and for fuel and food.

Descriptions

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
manzana de agua, manzano chino, marañón, ñambo, pera, pera de agua, pera de Malasia, perita, perito, pero de agua, pomarrosa, pomarrosa del Brasil, pomarroso, pomarroso brasileño, pomarroso brasilero, pomo, pomorroso, pomorroso brasilero
[UNAL]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 20 - 1200 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Árbol
[CPLC]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Amazonia, Andean, Orinoquia, Pacific. Elevation range: 20–1200 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Colombian departments: Amazonas, Antioquia, Arauca, Caquetá, Chocó, Cundinamarca, Guainía, Guaviare, Quindío, Tolima, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Tree.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.
[UPFC]

Myrtaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Conical tree 6–18 m tall with dense foliage and smooth flaky bark.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very variable, oblong to elliptic, 16–34 cm long, 5–15 cm wide, acute or acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, subcoriaceous; petiole 0.5–1.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers crimson in ± sessile clusters on new or old wood.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5 cm long, 8 mm wide with lobes ± round, 5 mm long, 4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals elliptic, 10 mm long, 8 mm wide, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit white, yellow, reddish or pink-blotched, obovoid or oblong-pyriform, 2.5–6 cm long, scented, crowned with enlarged green sepals.
Distribution
Native of India, Malaya (U.O.P.Z.) and Polynesia (T.T.C.L.) now very widely cultivated in the tropics.
[FTEA]

Uses

Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Fuel
Used for fuels.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0