Malay Rose Apple

Malay Rose Apple

Scientific name            : Syzygium malaccens (L.) Merr.

Local name: Jamrul

Taxonomic position (According to Cronquist)

Kingdom         : Plantae
Division           : Magnoliophyta
Class                :Magnoliopsida

Subclass          : Rosidae

Order               : Myrtales

Family             : Myrtaceae

Genus              : Syzygium

Species            : malaccens

Botanical Description (brief)

Habit: perennial tree

Root: tap root system

Stem: a small or medium-sized ever green tree

Leaf: simple, alternate

Inflorescence: solitary or in few flower cymes, cyme terminal

Flower: whitish, sessile, complete

Calyx: tubular or funnel shaped

Corolla: petal 4 free

Androecium: stamen numerous

Gynoecium: carpel 2 united

Fruit: berry

Chromosome number: 2n=22

Economic importance: commonly edible.

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