Syzygium corynanthum—Sour Cherry—MYRTACEAE

Syzygium corynanthum

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Habitat—Grows in subtropical and littoral rainforest.

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

Description— Medium–sized buttressed tree, bark flaky.

Local occurrences

Boorganna Nature Reserve and Sea Acres National Park.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, entire with an intramarginal vein, oil dots distinct, obovate to elliptic, 4 to 13 cm long, 2– to 5.5 cm wide, apex usually bluntly acuminate, base ± attenuate, glabrous, upper surface slightly glossy, lower surface paler and dull; lateral veins faint; oil glands numerous; petiole 4 to 11 mm long.

Syzygium corynanthum
Syzygium corynanthum

Inflorescence.—± racemose by reduction of lateral cymes, terminal and axillary. Petals 3 to 7 mm long, free and spreading. Stamens 8 to 15 mm long.

Flowering.—April to July.

Fruit.—Obovoid to broad–pyriform, 11 to 18 mm long, pink to red; seed solitary, embryo solitary with smooth cotyledons

Ripe.— Winter to Spring

Fruit.—Obovoid to broad–pyriform, 11 to 18 mm long, pink to red; seed solitary, embryo solitary with smooth cotyledons

Ripe.—Winter to Spring

Syzygium corynanthum