Category Archives: Tropical Fruit Trees

Malpighia coccigera (Malpighiaceae)

Is it nice to have an example of a type genus for a plant family to grace the gardens and waysides of Queensland. The genus Malpighia is named in to honor Marcello Malpighia (1628-1693), a distinguished naturalist at Bologna, Italy. … Continue reading

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Eriobotrya japonica (Rosaceae)

The loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) is a tree from the Rose family, native to south-central China. It is a large evergreen shrub or small tree, grown in private gardens as an ornamental with sweet smelling flowers, and probably for its edible … Continue reading

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Sizing up the Syzygiums

A wander through the tropical forests of North Queensland, and for that matter any tropical forest in the Southeast Asian and Pacific region, would be so much more richer an experience if one could recognize or at least tell between … Continue reading

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Syzygium aqueum (Myrtaceae)

Luscious-looking edible fruit. Native to the more northern parts of Australia like Cape York but grown as an ornamental in Cairns. Also found in southeast Asia, where it looks different, at least in terms of the fruits, which seem larger … Continue reading

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Diospyros blancoi (Ebenaceae)

I was pretty surprised to see this small bushy fruit tree growing on a private property. Truth be told I smelt it before I saw it. Even when not in fruit or flower, this remarkable tree exudes a characteristic slight … Continue reading

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