Taxon: Syzygium smithii (Poir.) Nied.

Genus: Syzygium
Family: Myrtaceae
  Subfamily: Myrtoideae
      Tribe: Syzygieae
Nomen number: 36135
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(7):85. 1893
Name Verified on: 13-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Oct-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • lilly-pilly  (Source: F Victoria) - English
  • monkey-apple  (Source: F NZeal) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Econ Pl Aust, as Acmena smithii)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide F NZeal, as Acmena smithii)
  • Materials: wood (fide Econ Pl Aust, as Acmena smithii; Aust J Bot suppl. ser., 9:21. 1983, as Acmena smithii)

Distributional Range:


  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - Victoria

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist of Myrtaceae. 2008 (L Myrtaceae)
  • Hyland, B. P. M. 1983. A revision of Syzygium and allied genera (Myrtaceae) in Australia Austral. J. Bot. suppl. ser., 9:20.
  • Wilson, P. G. 2011. Review of Myrtaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)


Check other web resources for Syzygium smithii (Poir.) Nied. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.