Water Apple

Water Apple

Scientific name    : Syzygium aqueum (Burm. F.) Altson








Taxonomic Position (According to Cronquist, 1981)

Kingdom         : Plantae
Division           : Magnoliophyta
Class                :Magnoliopsida

Subclass          : Rosidae

Order               : Myrtales

Family             : Myrtaceae

Genus              : Syzygium

Species            : S. aqueum

Botanical Description of Water Apple

Habit: perennial tree

Root: tap root system

Stem: a moderate-sized tree

Leaf: simple, elliptic-oblong

Inflorescence: solitary or in few flower cymes, cyme terminal



Flower: complete, white in color

Calyx: tubular or funnel shaped

Corolla: petal 4, free

Androecium: stamen numerous

Gynoecium: ovary inferior

Fruit: berry

Economic importance: commonly edible, important source of vitamins.




water apple

Economic Importance

Used as dessert fruit

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