Syzygium malaccense (L.) Merr. & Perry

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Malay Apple
Synonym: Eugenia malaccensis L.
Common Name: Macopa, Pomarosa
Flowering & Fruiting Period: February - June
Distribution: Native of Malaysia, cultivated in other parts of Tropical Asia
Habitat: Cultivated
Uses: Fruit - usually eaten raw. An infusion of the bark is used to treat tuberculosis, mouth infections, stomach ache and abdominal ailments. The bark is used to cure mouth sores in children. The leaves are used to treat red eyes. A reddish brown dye for making patterns on tapa bark cloth, can be processed from the bark and the root.
Key Characteristics: Syzygium malaccenseare trees with bark grey-brown, smooth. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; lamina elliptic. Flowers bisexual, large; calyx; lobes round, unequal; petals large, glandular, suborbicular; stamens many, bent inwards in middle when in bud; ovary inferior, 2-celled, ovules many; style long. Fruit a berry, large, reddish pink.