Syzygium johnsonii (Myrtaceae)

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Relatively common in upland rainforest in the Tablelands, the Johnson’s Satinash has leaves that are leathery textured, and conspicuously paler green and shiny underneath. Leaves are elliptic but sometimes appear a bit obovate as well, and the secondary veins are rather evenly spaced and neatly parallel to each other. One of the best features is that when crushed, the leaves emit a stong smell which is very hard to describe – maybe like anise or Mango or lollypop.

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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