5583.000 Syzygium Gaertn.

Description of the genus

Suffrutices, trees or shrubs. Inflorescence a terminal, many-flowered corymbose cyme. Receptacle gradually narrowed into a pedicel-like base above the articulation, distinctly prolonged beyond summit of ovary as an "upper receptacle". Calyx usually an indistinctly lobed rim-like extension to the upper receptacle. Petals 4, cohering and falling together as a calyptra. Filaments and style c.2 times as long as petals. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a berry.

Derivation of name: joined together, presumably referring to the opposite leaves

Worldwide: c. 1000 species in the tropics of the Old World

Botswana: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cordatum Hochst. ex C. KraussNDescription, Image
cordatum × guineense N
guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. afromontanum F. WhiteDescription, Image
guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. barotsense F. WhiteNDescription, Image
guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. guineense Description, Image

Other sources of information about Syzygium:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Syzygium
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Syzygium
Flora of Malawi: Syzygium
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Syzygium
Flora of Mozambique: Syzygium
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Syzygium
Flora of Zambia: Syzygium
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Syzygium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Syzygium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Syzygium

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Syzygium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Syzygium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Syzygium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Syzygium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Syzygium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Syzygium
JSTOR Plant Science: Syzygium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Syzygium
Plants of the World Online: Syzygium
Tropicos: Syzygium
Wikipedia: Syzygium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Syzygium.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1013, retrieved 25 June 2024

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