Tag Archives: Myrtaceae

Syzygium angophoroides (Myrtaceae)

The Swamp Satinash an endemic and is one of the more handsome of the native satinashes (Syzygium spp.), and also one of the more recognizable. It has very regular elliptic opposite leaves borne on twigs that are angular. More distinctively, … Continue reading

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Syzygium jambos (Myrtaceae)

The Rose Apple is planted quite frequently in urban areas, but comparatively few people know that it is delicious. It’s called the Rose Apple for a good reason – the flesh has a rosy flavour.

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Backhousia tetraptera (Myrtaceae)

By world standards the rainforest flora of Australia is rather well described, but there are still species out there to name and discover. Such was the case with a mystery tree found at Mt Stuart near Townsville. Thus far the … 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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Backhousia enata (Myrtaceae)

This beautiful endemic Backhousia looks seems to be distinguished by the hairy leaves, stems and especially the large sepals relative to petals.

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Xanthostemon youngii (Myrtaceae)

I would so love to see this amazingly ornamental species, the aptly naamed Crimson Penda, in its native habitat in the beach forests of Cape York. But I am not complaining at the privilege to encounter this beauty at the … Continue reading

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Syzygium kuranda (Myrtaceae)

Probably few people actually know that this beautifully named endemic species, the Kuranda Satinash, is planted along some streets in the jungle village of Kuranda – the place it is named after. I am still learning about this tree, but … Continue reading

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