Rose Apple

Rose Apple

Scientific name    : Syzygium jambos (L.) Alston in Trimen

Local name: ‘Gulup-jam’





Taxonomic position (According to Cronquist, 1981)

Kingdom         : Plantae
       : Magnoliophyta
Class                :Magnoliopsida

Subclass          : Rosidae

Order               : Myrtales

Family             : Myrtaceae

Genus              : Syzygium

Species            : jambos

Botanical Description

Habit: perennial tree

Rose apple plant

Root: tap root system

Stem: a small or medium-sized ever green tree

Leaf: simple, alternate, elliptical in shape

Inflorescence: solitary or in few flower cymes, cyme terminal

Flower: whitish, sessile, complete

Flower of rose apple

Calyx: tubular or funnel shaped

Corolla: petal 4 free

Androecium: stamen numerous

Gynoecium: ovary inferior

Fruit: berry

Chromosome number: 2n=28

Economic importance: commonly edible, valued as a tonic for the brain and in liver complaints.



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