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

Zambia: 10 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cordatum Hochst. ex C. KraussB,N,W,C,E,SCb,Lp,Mc,E,C,S,WDescription, Image
cordatum × guineense N,C,E,SLp,E,Lk,S
guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. afromontanum F. WhiteB,N,W,CNw,Cb,N,Mc,C,WDescription, Image
guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. afromontanum/barotsense B,N,W,E
guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. barotsense F. WhiteB,SC,S,WDescription, Image
guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. guineense B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Lp,N,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. guineense/huillense B,N,C,S
guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. huillense (Hiern) F. WhiteB,N,W,C,SNw,Lp,C,SDescription, Image
guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. macrocarpum (Engl.) F. WhiteImage
owariense (P. Beauv.) Benth.N,CLp,Mc,CImage

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Syzygium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Syzygium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Syzygium
Wikipedia: Syzygium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Syzygium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Syzygium

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Syzygium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1013, retrieved 19 August 2022

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