Taxon: Syzygium malaccense (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry

Genus: Syzygium
Family: Myrtaceae
  Subfamily: Myrtoideae
      Tribe: Syzygieae
Nomen number: 70774
Place of publication: J. Arnold Arbor. 19:215. 1938
Name Verified on: 28-Jul-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Mar-2007
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 19 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Book; Cornucopia)

Distributional Range:


    . exact native range obscure


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java, - Sumatra; Malaysia

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere in tropics


    . also cult. in tropics


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1981. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon) 2:428-429.
  • Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). (Trad Tree Init)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Hyland, B. P. M. 1983. A revision of Syzygium and allied genera (Myrtaceae) in Australia Austral. J. Bot. suppl. ser. 9:102.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:292.


Check other web resources for Syzygium malaccense (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry :

  • 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.