Syzygium kurzii (Duthie) N. P. Balakrishnan, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 22: 174 1980 publ. 1982. (syn: Eugenia cerasiflora Kurz; Eugenia kurzii Duthie ex Kurz; Eugenia kurzii var. andamanica King; Jambosa kurzii (Duthie) A.M.Cowan & Cowan; Syzygium kurzii var. andamanica (King) N.P.Balakr.);
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Central Himalaya to Indo-China: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand as per POWO;
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Medium-large trees, 25-30 m tall with white-pale grey, compressed or subtetragonus branchlets. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petioles ca. 0.8-2 cm long; lamina ca. 9-20 x 2.5-8 cm, broadly lanceolate-elliptic or oblanceolate, acute-attenuate at base, obtusely acuminate at apex, entire, coriaceous, glabrous, pale beneath, gland dots small; secondary nerves 8-14 pairs. Inflorescences branched or panicled cymes, 5-flowered; cymes solitary or fascicled in leaf or fallen leaf axills; Flowers ca. 1.5 cm across, white; pedicels ca. 1.2 cm long; calyx tube ca. 0.7-1 cm long, clavate-turbinate; lobes 4, rounded; petals 4, ca. 0.5-0.65 cm long, free. Berries ca. 1.3 cm in diam., globose, smooth. Seeds 1-2, crowned by spreading calyx lobes.
Flowering & Fruiting: March-July
Valley, forest edges
(Attributions: French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal)

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Tree for id From Tingvong, Upper Dzongu, Sikkim, April – 2015 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Please identify this tree from Sikkim. Elevation – appx abobe 2800 asl.

Typical fruit appears as Lecythidaceae member.


I don’t know whether you already identified upto genus level. I can give you the idea about the genus only.

For me it’s a species of Syzygium/ Eugenia [Myrtaceae].


A Syzygium species?


Careya ??


Thanks, …, for the genus id.

I think closest I can reach is Eugenia kurzii Duthie as per POWO specimen and GBIF specimen.


This is Syzygium kurzii, as per Ms Devolina Dey, a Syzygium student of NE India.



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References: POWO  specimen  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF  specimen (High resolution specimens) India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (Flora of British India)  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal (observation)

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