Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Australian Botanic Garden




Syzygium pseudofastigiatum

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - March

Common name Claudie satinash
Scientific name Syzygium pseudofastigiatum B.Hyland
Family  Myrtaceae
Etymology

Genus: From the Greek, syzygos, jointed; refers to the paired leaves and branchlets of a Jamaican species (Calyptranthes zuzygium) for which the name was originally used.

Species:  Referring to a superficial similarity to the Malesian species Syzygium fastigiatum.

Distribution Confined to the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, south to Massey Creek.
Native habitat Occurs in rainforest and particularly in gallery forest at altitudes below 450 m.
Description

A rare tree to 35 m high, with clusters of edible white berries.

Flowering/fruiting Fruits in late summer to autumn.

Location in Garden

Planted between the Visitor Centre and Melaleuca House Cafe in Bed 255.

 

This species is available from specialist native nurseries, it is frost tender and will need a warm position in your garden.


 

 

 

 

Syzygium pseudofastigiatum

Syzygium pseudofastigiatum

Syzygium pseudofastigiatum