Taxon: Syzygium jambos (L.) Alston

Genus: Syzygium
Family: Myrtaceae
  Subfamily: Myrtoideae
      Tribe: Syzygieae
Nomen number: 50070
Place of publication: Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6:115. 1931
Name Verified on: 27-Jul-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Mar-2007
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Book; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


    . probable origin Malesia


  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion; Seychelles
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico; South America; United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • : Mexico; South America; United States
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Mesoamerica: Central America
    • Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

  • Cultivated:

    . cult. in tropics


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