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Syzygium antisepticum (Blume) Merr. & L.M.Perry

Family Name: Myrtaceae
Synonyms: Eugenia antiseptica, Syzygium ovatifolium, Syzygium glaucicalyx, Syzygium gratum
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Tree


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Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Tree (Medium (16m-30m))
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A tree grows up to 34 m tall.
Trunk The bark is copper-red, papery and flaky.
Foliage Leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, lanceolate to elliptic, measuring around 2.5-8 cm long, 1.5-4 cm wide. Upperside of the leaf (adaxial surface) is dark-green, while the underside (abaxial surface) is paler.
Flowers Flowers are borne in clusters. The individual blossom is small with numerous, prominent, white stamens.
Fruits  Fruits are oblong-spherical measuring about 0.6 cm in diameter, white when ripe.
Habitat Trees are found in dipterocarp forests up to 1,800 m altitude.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Opposite

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White

Fruit, Seed and Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms White

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Master ID 32835
Species ID 7248
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.