Syzygium crebrinerve—Purple Cherry, Rose Satinash—MYRTACEAE.

Syzygium crebrinerve

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Habitat—Grows in Subtropical Rainforest.

Distribution—North from Comboyne in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description— Medium—sized to large tree, often prominently buttressed, bark flaky; new growth bright red.

Local occurrences

Boorganna Nature Reserve, Dorrigo National Park, Raintrees Diamond Beach, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, intramarginal vein, entire, with oil dots, petioles and young stems often red; lanceolate to elliptic, 5 to 14 cm long, 1.5 to 5 cm wide, apex acuminate, base ± cuneate, glabrous, upper surface glossy, lower surface paler; lateral veins numerous, faint in fresh material, more prominent when dried, intramarginal vein distinct; oil glands scattered, distinct; petiole 4 to 11 mm long, reddish.

Syzygium crebrinerve
Syzygium crebrinerve

Inflorescence.— Panicles, terminal and in the upper axils. Petals 2 to 4 mm long, free and spreading. Stamens 5 to 10 mm long.

Flowering.—November to December.

Fruit.—Depressed—globose, 15 to 25 mm wide, purple to magenta; seed solitary, embryo solitary, cotyledons smooth.

Ripe.—Late summer to Autumn.

Syzygium crebrinerve