Time to blow the trumpets of Syzygium claviflorum.
This species is a common understorey tree of lowland to upland rainforest in the Far North Queensland region, and makes for a good street tree.
The young cream colored flowerbuds have a trumpet shape, probably explaining how the species got it’s common name “Trumpet Satinash”. The thin part of the “trumpet” gradually turns red and gets fat as the fruit develops.
Then it all goes pear-shaped. Notice also the deep excavated end of the fruit. Initially this species was placed under a different genus from Syzygium and called Acmenosperma claviflorum, probably because of the fruit structure.
The leaves are quite non-descript and elliptic – exactly how I would have drawn any particular leaf as a kid.
But the upper surface tends to be dark glossy green in contrast to the light green underside. And, I have always noticed that the margins of the leaves have a subtle waviness.