Eugenia roxburghii DC., Prodr. 3: 271 1828. (Syn: Eugenia bracteata (Willd.) Raeusch. ex DC. [Illegitimate]; Eugenia bracteata var. fasciculata (Wall. ex Blume) Duthie; Eugenia bracteata var. roxburghii (DC.) Duthie; Eugenia fasciculata Wall. ex Blume; Eugenia heynei Rathakr. & N.C.Nair; Eugenia macrosepala Duthie; Eugenia rothii Panigrahi [Illegitimate]; Eugenia rothii var. fasciculata (Duthie) H.B.Naithani; Eugenia willdenowii Wight [Illegitimate]; Eugenia zeylanica Roxb. [Illegitimate]; Myrtus bracteata Willd.; Myrtus coromandelina J.König ex Roxb. [Invalid]; Myrtus heynei Spreng. [Illegitimate]; Myrtus latifolia B.Heyne ex Roth; Myrtus littoralis Roxb. ex Wight & Arn.; Myrtus quadripartita Royen ex Blume; Myrtus ruscifolia Willd.; Syzygium bracteatum (Willd.) Raizada; Syzygium latifolium Blanco [Illegitimate]; Syzygium ruscifolium (Willd.) Santapau & Wagh);
yoo-JEE-nee-uh — named for Prince Eugene of Savoy, Austrian general
roks-BURGH-ee-eye — named for William Roxburgh, Scottish botanist, … flora of India
commonly known as: Roxburgh’s cherry
India, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar [Burma] (Ayeyarwady, Taninthayi), Pakistan (introduced), Bangladesh as per Catalogue of Life;

Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. confirmation.
Location: Alambarai Port
Date: 30.01.2013, Kangipuram Dist.,
Habitat: River Bank
Habit: Shrub

Some species of Syzygium i guess

This looks more like a species of Capparis to me.

Could be a species of Eugenia (E.braziliensis ?).

Eugenia bracteata, I think.

I second … Myrcia bracteata (Rich.) DC. is the accepted name, Eugenia bracteata Rich. is a Synonym. (Ref: ThePlantList) 

I am confused with the correct name as Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India – Volume 3 – Page 38 mentions only Eugenia bracteata (Willd.) Roxb. ex DC. Prodr. 3: 264. 1828; FBI 2: 50. 1879 …, which matches with only Eugenia bracteata (Willd.) Raeusch. ex DC. [Illegitimate] in publication details of Prodr. 3: 264. 1828 (which is considered as a syn. of Eugenia roxburghii DC.) as per the following names in the Plant List:
Name Status Confi­dence level Source
Eugenia bracteata Vell. [Illegitimate] Synonym H WCSP
Eugenia bracteata (Willd.) Raeusch. ex DC. [Illegitimate] Synonym H WCSP
Eugenia bracteata Rich. Synonym H WCSP
Eugenia bracteata var. fasciculata (Wall. ex Blume) Duthie Synonym L WCSP
Eugenia bracteata var. roxburghii (DC.) Duthie Synonym L WCSP

In view, the accepted name may pl. be clarified.


Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight:Eugenia bracteata BRS DEC 03 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Sharing the images of Eugenia bracteata from Chennai.

synonym of Syzygium bracteatum Raizada called java plum myrtaceae



Fwd: Your Eugenia reinwardtiana images. : 2 posts by 2 authors.
Pl find attached the images of Eugenia reinwardtiana as requested by you.

Thanks, …, The following does not show any distribution in India for Eugenia reinwardtiana:
To me your images look similar to those at Eugenia roxburghii & with distribution in India and observations in Tamilnadu.

Yes these images looks similar to E.roxburghii only; the fruit is similar to E. roxburghii; this plant is quiet common in shores around Chennai

The specimen of E roxburghii found in FOI do not match with my specimen. The young branch is ferruginous in my specimen and the fruits are reddish (not deep orange)

Does Eugenia reinwardtiana has any distribution in Tamilnadu floras? You may check with images in efi site.

Based on these 2 variable characters (these characters can be affected by environmental factors) we can not judge ; E.reinwarditiana is a cultivated in some areas; if the specimen is collected from wild it is E.roxburghii only

Syzygium bracteatum : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)- 1 Mb each.
Found in Auroville Botanical garden this summer (1.5.19).
Edible fruits.

great color. are they sweet? are you going to try and sprout them? if successful, can we see the seedlings ?

No, I can’t. It’s not working…

They’re sweet, sour, bitter.

They taste like S cumini even the leaves..

Oh! i wonder how do they sprout in nature. what birds or animals are known to eat it?sprouting may be helped by : may be abrasion? may be going thru the gut of birds or animals? or the micribiome of dung helps? just questions, i dont know answers. may be we have someone here who will know?  …?

Eugenia/Syzygium sp. cultivated in Chennai : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
Found in a nursery. It tastes different from E roxburghii (E bracteata). Any other species than E roxburghii?

Eugenia roxburghii

Eugenia reinwardtiana?
I have seen E roxburghii in plenty in East coast road near Pondicherry. I tasted both the leaves and fruits. The species in nursery tastes different. Apart from that I know E roxburghii in Auroville Botanical Garden. Although it’s cultivated it tastes same as it’s natural habitat.
The shape of fruits also differs.

Can it be Eugenia phillyraeoides Trimen as per comparative images at Eugenia ?

Looks like Eugenia roxburghii

Eugenia roxburghii : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)- 1 mb.
Eugenia roxburghii DC.(MYRTACEAE)
Photo from Edible Fruit Conservatory of JNTBGRI, Palode

Syzygium bracteatum: 3 images.
Found in East coast road Chennai Pondicherry road. July.

Isn’t Eugenia roxburghii,

Yes, Eugenia roxburghii is the accepted name as per CoL.


Bhitarkanika NP, December 2021 :: Tree for ID :: ARK2022-048: 6 images.
This was clicked near the Dangamala boating centre in Bhitarkanika mangrove NP, Odisha in December 2021.
Requested to please ID.
Is this some Eugenia?

Eugenia bracteata (Willd.) Roxb. ex DC.

I also agree as per images at Eugenia roxburghii DC.




The Plant List  Catalogue of Life  Biotik  The Journal of Botany Volume 1 edited by Sir William Jackson Hooker (Description)  Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post  Flowers of India  Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India – Volume 3 – Page 38

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