China (Yunnan), Taiwan, India, Laos, peninsular Malaysia, Singapore
(introduced), Vietnam, Thailand, Java (introduced), Myanmar [Burma], Sri Lanka
(introduced), Philippines (c), Costa Rica (introduced), Panama (introduced),
Australia (introduced) (Queensland (introduced)), trop. Africa (introduced),
Bioko Isl. (Fernando Poo) (introduced), Central African Republic (introduced),
Jamaica (introduced), Peru (introduced), Lesser Antilles (introduced)
(Guadeloupe (introduced), Dominica (introduced), Martinique (introduced), St.
Lucia (introduced), St. Vincent (introduced)), Virgin Isl. (introduced) (St.
Croix (introduced)), Haiti (introduced), Dominican Republic (introduced),
Bolivia (introduced), Ecuador (introduced), Belize (introduced), Trinidad &
Tobago (introduced), Puerto Rico (introduced), Colombia (introduced), Cuba
(introduced), Fiji (introduced), Marquesas Isl. (introduced), Society Isl.
(introduced) (Tahiti (introduced), Moorea (introduced), Raiatea (introduced),
Bora Bora (introduced)), Tonga (introduced) (Tongatapu (introduced), ‘Eua
(introduced), Nomuka (introduced), Lifuka (introduced), Vava’u (introduced)),
New Caledonia (introduced), Nicaragua (introduced), Seychelles (introduced),
Palau Isl. (introduced) (Babeldaob (introduced), Koror (introduced)), American
Samoa (introduced) (Manua Isl. (introduced), Tutuila (introduced)), Cook Isl.
(introduced) (Rarotonga (introduced)), Niue (introduced), Palau Isl.
(introduced) (Koror (introduced), Yap (introduced), Truk (introduced), Tol
(introduced), Pohnpei (introduced), Kosrae (introduced)), Southern Marianas
(introduced) (Saipan (introduced), Guam (introduced)), Tuamotu Arch.
(introduced) (Makatea Isl. (introduced)), Western Samoa (introduced) (Savaii
(introduced), Upolu (introduced)), Austral Isl. (introduced) (Tubuai
(introduced)), Hawaii (introduced) (Kauai (introduced), Oahu (introduced),
Molokai (introduced), Maui (introduced), Hawaii Isl. (introduced)), Venezuela
as per Catalogue of Life;
Malay Apple, Mountain Apple, Rose Apple • Hindi: मलै जामुन Malay jamun • Bengali: Malaka jamrul • Assamese: Pani-jamuk;
We have various colors of Syzygium malaccense: greenish, white, white and pink, red striped white, reddish, blackish. The most important characters for S. malaccense are:
1. Stem monopodial,
2. Canopy usually conical
3. Bark whitish to yellowish brown
4. Inflorescence pink, deep pink, to crimson 





I send you a cultivar of Syzygium malaccense (L.) Merr. & L.M.Perry

Syzugium jambos is completely different from S. malaccense.
S.jambos: small tree, stem irregular, bark reddish brown – grey
S. malaccense medium tree, stem monopodial, bark whitish pale brown
S. jambos: leaves oblong-lanceolate 15-28 x 2-5 cm
S. malaccense: leaves elliptic-oblong 16-45 x 9-20 cm
S. jambos: Inflorescence white
S. malaccense: Inflorescence pink
S. jambos: fruits globose 3-4 mm diam. green, yellowish.
S. malaccense: pear shaped, obovoid, globose, 3-8 cm diam. greenish, white, pink striped, red, dark red-blackish.

Besides the scientific differences enumerated by .., there is one big difference in the FRUITS of these three Syzygiums…. 
Syzygium Jambo… fruit is not pear shaped, is oblong,  yellowish pinkish with a tinge of green, and brown as it ripens… and is hollow… with a  round seed or two inside… the wall of the hollow fruit is 5 – 8 mm thick, fragrant, smells faintly of a rose… or even a honeysuckle flower…
Syzygium samarangense and Syzygium malaccense  while very different botanically… share the characteristics that the fruits are oblong yet pear shaped, and almost solid , 1- 1.5 cms  on either side from the center, which may or may not have a seed…(seedless varieties are taking over in commercial cultivation, it seems) ….


I send you a picture of our cultivars of Syzygium malaccense. I hope it is useful.

Excellent presentation of the pictures. Congrats for the nice poster preparation. 

Yes wonderful, truly pear shaped fruits…. very nice depiction… 

Yes …. It is crisp and juicy, mildly sweet and flavoured. 

The colour of the S. malaccense, which I have noticed is white differ from the above. Pl. go through the link and confirm the id.

We have various colors of Syzygium malaccense: greenish, white, white and pink, red striped white, reddish, blackish. The most important characters for S. malaccense are:
1. Stem monopodial,
2. Canopy usually conical
3. Bark whitish to yellowish brown
4. Inflorescence pink, deep pink, to crimson
To me the picture in the link is very close to a white cultivar of S. samarangense, if the inflorescence is white.



What Syzyngium is this.
Date & Time 20/12/2011
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS Chethalayam, Wayanad.
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type: Garden
Plant Habit: Tree, Shrub, Climber, Herb Tree.
Height, Length. 30’
Leaves Type, Shape, Size Ovate , 8” X 3”
Inflorescence Type Size
Flowers Size Colour Calyx Bracts- Red, 2” diameter.
Fruits Type, Shape, Size Seeds Waxy, white colour, large seed inside
Other Information like Frangrance, Pollinator, Uses. Possibly birds and bees.

Looks like Syzygium malaccense.

Yes, Syzygium malaccense (Malay apple) of Myrtaceae family.




Requesting to please ID this Syzigium tree captured in my uncle’s plantation in Devgad, Konkan in November 2012.
He told me it was ‘Lal jamb’ in Marathi

Syzygium malaccense commonly known as Malay Apple, Rose Apple.

You can see my pictures on

Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight :: Myrtaceae :: Syzygium malaccense :: Devgad :: ARKDEC-39 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Attached are pictures of Syzygium malaccense captured at Devgad in November 2012.


Flora Picture of the Year 2013 : Shrikant Ingalhalikar :  Attachments (1). 10 posts by 10 authors.
Malay Rose Apple or Syzygium malaccensis in bloom at Veer Jijamata Bhosale Garden in Mumbai last week (9.1.14). This tree is ‘exotic’ in every literary meaning; coming from south east asia, bizzare in shape and colour and exceedingly beautiful. The fruits too are very attractive. The rareness makes this tree a neighbour’s envy.

Wonderful photograph and lovely color of flowers! 

Beautiful flowers of this plant of Moluccan Island. 

Wonderful picture, … Indeed, the flower and the fruit, both are beautiful.

Very beautiful picture …

I remember to have taken pictures of flowers from the same tree.
It looks like a pink carpet below the tree, my pictures which you can see on Flowersofindia.


Syzygium malaccense

Very beautiful and tempting upload..

Syzygium malaccense at Mumbai,



Requesting to please ID this tree captured at a garden in Thane in Mar 2015.
No fruits or flowers were seen.

It looks like Syzygium malaccense




Requesting ID . : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
Please ID the annexed evergreen tree  ..

Habit: A Medium sized  evergreen tree. Trunk, light grey, smooth.
Leaves: Dark green, long, little wavy, elongated with pointed tip.
Flowers: Appear to be borne on main stem, Deep Pink in colur, Calyx greenish pink, numerous stamens.
Location: Evergreen Forests Zone in the Silent Valley near Kunthi River. Pallakkad Dt, Kerala
Date of Photo. :11-04-2016.

Some Syzygium species ?

I could be wrong, but I think this is the cultivated species Syzygium malaccense (L.) Merr. & L.M.Perry. One more link-!topic/indiantreepix/rTDp_1siLqg

… is correct.



Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: May 1, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl

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

Yes I think you are right. I send you a picture for comparison.
Attachments (1)

Thank you very very much … for the picture. To me, the posted plant matches the picture. 

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