Syzygium malaccensis, S. samarangense, Syzygium spp. and other information on the confusion amongst the wax apples
VEGETATIVE CHARISTERISTICS: Averageing about 40 feet in length, The Malay Apple is an medium sized tree that has a smooth molted bark
Habit: Tree. It is usually found in the cultivated areas of the island or in the lowlands of high (volcanic) islands.
Leaf shape: Elliptical shape, with accuminate tip, acute base and entire margin.(dark green in color.)
Floral Discription(if any): White or pink in color. Small rotate with enlarged sepal and reduced petel with cyme inflorecence. Several filiments grow far above the stigmas.
Fruit Description: Like a miniturized apple but is much rounder. It is red and is about 3.5 inches (8cm) with a single hard seed in the center.
LOCATION: Kolonia, Pohnpei
DATE: December 5, 1998. 9:45AM.
COLLECTED BY: E.T.Jr.
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