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Common name

English: Malay Apple

German: Rosenapfel

Mandarin: 马六甲蒲桃 (ma liu jia pu tao)

Portuguese: Jambo-vermelho, maçã-d’água

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2614)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2517)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2126)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Myrtaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Syzygium (4)

            Epithet: malaccense (L.) Merr. & Perry (1)

Synonyms: Caryophyllus malaccensis (L.) Stokes, Eugenia domestica Baill., Eugenia macrophylla Lam., Eugenia malaccensis L., Eugenia pseudomalaccensis Linden, Eugenia purpurascens Baill., Eugenia purpurea Roxb., Jambosa domestica DC., Jambosa macrophylla (Lam.) DC., Jambosa malaccensis (L.) DC., Jambosa purpurascens DC., Jambosa purpurea (Roxb.) Wight & Arn., Myrtus malaccensis (L.) Spreng.

domestica => domestic, used in the home

macrophylla => large leaved

malaccense => from Malacca, Peninsular Malaysia

malaccensis => from Malacca, Peninsular Malaysia

purpurascens => purplish or turning purple

purpurea => purple

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Syzygium malaccense at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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