Syzygium zeylanicum (L.) DC., Prodr. 3: 260 1828. (syn. Acmena parviflora DC.; Acmena zeylanica (L.) Thwaites; Calyptranthes malabarica Dennst.; Caryophyllus rugosus Blume ex Miq.; Eugenia egensis var. tenuiramis (Miq.) O.Berg; Eugenia glandulifera Roxb.; Eugenia goudotiana H.Perrier; Eugenia linearis Duthie [Illegitimate]; Eugenia longicauda Ridl.; Eugenia macrorhyncha Miq.; Eugenia spicata Lam.; Eugenia spicata var. cordata Kochummen; Eugenia tenuiramis Miq.; Eugenia varians Miq.; Eugenia zeylanica (L.) Wight [Illegitimate]; Jambosa bracteata Miq.; Jambosa glandulifera (Roxb.) Miq.; Jambosa koenigii Blume; Myrtus zeylanica L.; Syzygium bellutta DC.; Syzygium coarctatum Blume ex Miq.; Syzygium lineare Wall.; Syzygium myrtifolium Miq.; Syzygium spicatum (Lam.) DC.; Syzygium zeylanicum var. ellipticum A.N.Henry, Chandrab. & N.C.Nair; Syzygium zeylanicum var. lineare Alston; Syzygium zeylanicum var. magamalayanum K.Ravik. & V.Lakshm.);
China (W-Guangdong, S-Guangxi), Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Java, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Andaman Isl., Myanmar [Burma] (Mon, Taninthayi), Madagascar, Bangladesh, Borneo, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Singapore as per Catalogue of Life;

Syzygium zeylanicum : Attachments (5).
Sending photographs of S.zeylanicum taken at Amboli. According to Dr. Almeida they were unripe fruit.

Thanks for the nice clear pictures


Fwd: [efloraofindia:178387] Tree Id 301213SK1 : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (8).
Please help me identify this tree. is it any species of syzigium?
Location : North Paravur , Ernakulam , Kerala.
Type : Wild  

A reply from another thread: It resembles Syzygium zeylanicum

Quite possible, Syzygium zeylanicum (L.) DC.

yes could be S. zeylanicum

All your posts have neat photo-essay. nice

This is Syzygium zeylanicum


Bot. name: Syzygium zeylanicum (Syn: Eugenia spicata)
Family: Myrtaceae
Location: Castle Rock,
Identified by …

Good pictures, thanks a lot


Requesting ID – Myrtaceae (?) :: ARKJAN-28/28 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Requesting to please provide ID of this plant we bought from a nursery in Mumbai in January 2015.
Is this some Syzygium?

It looks like Syzygium zeylanicum


… A gift of Mansoon….the fruits of Syzigium zeylanicum  ..
Found in the open patches of Evergreen Forests of Kumta, Karnataka.

So tempting. can i pluck and eat them ? any way hungry after the days work

..Me too was much tempted too see them.. and was hungry too…
But most interestingly., I could not see any visitor to have the dish.. I mean, neither the birds, nor the bats seem to be eating it.. So myself and my team decided not to eat it…
But to error is human.. and I had a taste of 3-4 fruits… !
… And nothing happened… But they proved themselves as The ‘Best’ Laxatives..:)

But I still wonder .. why the fruits wetre consumed by the Birds….


Syzygium zeylanicum:
I send you the pictures of type specimens of Syzygium zeylanicum.
I apologize if I am wrong.

Thank you very much … for the pictures of type specimen. Yes they are S. zeylanicum. I feel a slight variation of leaf size here. I would like to know the altitude at which the plant that you have seen. Here we see the same species with leaves little bit larger.
Please visit … picture @
I am searching for the picture that I took 5 years back. As I get it I shall upload.

Syzygium zeylanicum SN 060319 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Wild tree from Agumbe area of Karnataka

Flowering and fruiting images would be nice to see.


Fwd: Syzygium zeylanicum : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
This is the image of Syzygium zeylanicum (L.) DC. fruits (MYRTACEAE) taken from the ‘Edible fruit plants conservatory’ of JNTBGRI, Trivandrum. An evergreen tree, commonly called ‘Spicate Eugenia‘, The fruits are edible.


Requesting a tree id 130422-4: 2 high res. images.
A handsome tree, with flowers similar to that of a myrtacean member. The flowers possess a sweet smell.

Please check Syzigium.

Pl. check comparative images in efi.

I think it is close to images at Syzygium zeylanicum (L.) DC.