Syzygium balsameum (Wight) Wall. ex Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2: 179 1843. (syn: Eugenia balsameum Wight);
Sikkim to China (S. Yunnan) and Peninsula Malaysia: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam as per POWO;

Wight Ill. ii. 16 ; leaves ovate or ovate-lanceolate narrowed below acuminate subcoriaceous pale pellucid-punctate, lateral nerves prominent widely separated, cymes lateral short compact, flowers small, berry round. Kurz in Journ. As. Soc. Beng. vol. xlvi. pt. ii. 66 ; For. Fl. i. 485. Syz. balsameum, Wall. Cat. 3592. Memecylon floribundum, Wall. Cat. 4113.

SIKKIM, alt. 2000 ft., J. D. H. & T. T. ; E. BENGAL, Griffith ; PEGU, Kurz ; SILHET, Wallich, J. D. H., & T. T. ASSAM, Masters.—DISTEIB. Yunan. Branchlets subterete or obscurely 4-gonous.

Leaves 3-5 by 1-1.1/2 in. ; petiole 3/8 in. Inflorescence-branches compressed, angular. Calyx-tube truncate. Petals united, or sometimes becoming free.

(Attributions- IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))


Fwd: Myrtaceae for id? 12.11.17 Assam : 6 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1) – 3 MB

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Myrtaceae may be possible. But I have not come across this specimen.. 

Is it some syzygium species ? Pl. help.

Any possibility of Syzygium caryophyllatum (L.) Alston since it has got distribution in Myanmar ?

Syzygium balsameum, a rare species

Yes we are also of the same opinion. Tried to collect again, but the location was untraceable.

It looks like Syzygium polyanthum

… may be correct. Thank you. What do the leaves smell like?


Tree ID : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Could you help identifying this plant.
Tree upto 20 m, Fruits edible, yellow when ripe.
Place:240 m, foothills of Chure, Chitwan
Date: November 2, 2018.

It should be Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels.

It may be some species of Syzygium, i do not think it matches with cuminii.

Yes. I agree with …

No other matching according to the efn. According to the Nepali name it seems so but cannot confirm.

Syzygium nervosum A.Cunn. ex DC. ??
Cleistocalyx operculatus (Roxb.) Merr. & L.M.Perry

I do not think so. Pl. see

It might be Syzygium kurzii.

I think it is Syzygium balsameum as per images and details herein. 

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

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