Syzygium paniculatum—Majenta Lilly Pilly, Brush Cherry, Daguba (Cadigal)—MYRTACEAE.

Syzygium paniculatum

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Habitat—Grows in subtropical and littoral rainforest on sandy soils or stabilized dunes near the sea.

Distribution—Widely separated localities between Bulahdelah and Jervis Bay in New South Wales.

Description— Shrub or small tree with flaky bark.

Local occurrences

Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Cliff Road, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Forster/Tuncurry Streets, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Little Street, One Mile Beach, Queen Elizabeth Park Taree, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Second Head, Tonie's Gully, Tuncurry Flora Park, Wallamba Cove, Wallamba River Area and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, intramarginal vein, entire, lanceolate to obovate, 4.5 to 10 cm long, 1.5 to 3 cm wide, apex acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous, upper surface green and glossy, lower surface paler; lateral veins numerous, intramarginal vein usually discernible; oil glands small, rather scattered, distinct but not strongly translucent; petiole 2 to 10 mm long.

Syzygium paniculatum
Syzygium paniculatum

Inflorescence.—Cymose or paniculate, terminal and in the upper axils. Petals 4 to 5 mm long, free and spreading. Stamens 6 to 15 mm long.

Flowering.—December to March.

Fruit.— Globose to ovoid, 15 to 25 mm diam., magenta; seed solitary, usually polyembryonic, cotyledons smooth.

Ripe.—May to August.

Syzygium paniculatum