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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 12/19/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 12/19/2012)
Species SYZYGIUM JAMBOS (L.) Alston
PlaceOfPublication Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6: Suppl. 115. 1931.
Synonym Eugenia jambos L. Sp. P1. 470. 1753. Jambosa vulgaris DC. Prodr. 3:286. 1828.
Description Small trees though often 15 m. high, with a dense crown of green foliage. Leaves lanceolate, attenuate toward the acute apex, acute at the base, glabrous, coriaceous, 15-20 cm. long and 4-6 cm. wide, the lateral nerves in about 8 pairs, the marginal nerve at about 4 mm. from the margin. Inflorescence few-flowered, terminal, glabrous. Flowers, including the many filaments, about 5 cm. in di- ameter Receptacle glabrous, 1.5 cm. high. Sepals 4, semi-orbiculate. glabrous, about 7 mm. long. Petals about 1 cm. long, white. Berry pear-shaped or sub- globose, about 3 cm. in diameter and 3.5-5.0 cm. long, pinkish or yellowish, 2- or several-seeded, crowned with the persistent incurved sepals.
Habit trees
Note Native of the East Indies and widely cultivated as a shade tree throughout tropical America because of the dense foliage, showy flowers and edible fruits. The fruit is not much esteemed in Central America, although elsewhere it is much used for the making of jellies. Known as manzana and manzana rosa, and in Panama the tree is usually called pomarosa; in English Rose apple, Malabar plum and Plum rose. It frequently escapes and naturalizes in Panama.
Native Native of the East Indies
Common pomarosa Rose apple
Common Malabar plum Plum rose
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