Sunday, February 19, 2012

Brush Cherry ( Syzygium paniculatum )

Fruit Warehouse | Brush Cherry ( Syzygium paniculatum ) | It is commonly confused with Syzygium australe, brush cherry. The magenta lilly pilly (Syzygium paniculatum, syn. Eugenia paniculata), also known by the common name magenta cherry, is a broad Bushy dense rainforest tree native to New South Wales.

It Grows to a height of 15 m with trunk diameters up to 35 cm. Leaves are 3-9 cm long, opposite, simple and slightly obovate, tapering at the leaf base. The leaves are dark glossy above, and paler below. White flowers are produced in clusters. Well known as an edible wild fruit with a pleasantly sour apple like flavor.

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