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Taxon: Syzygium smithii (Poir.) Nied.

Genus: Syzygium
Family: Myrtaceae subfamily: Myrtoideae tribe: Syzygieae
Nomen number: 36135
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(7):85. 1893
Name verified on: 13-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-Oct-2009
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • lilly-pilly   (Source: F Victoria [as Acmena smithii]) – English
  • monkey-apple   (Source: F NZeal [as Acmena smithii]) – English

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Econ Pl Aust, as Acmena smithii)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter   (fide F NZeal, as Acmena smithii)
  • Materials: wood   (fide Econ Pl Aust, as Acmena smithii; Aust J Bot suppl. ser., 9:21. 1983, as Acmena smithii)

Distributional range:

    Australia: Australia - New South Wales [e.], Queensland [e.], Victoria [e.]

    New Zealand: New Zealand

  • also cultivated


  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2008. World checklist of Myrtaceae.
  • Hyland, B. P. M. 1983. A revision of Syzygium and allied genera (Myrtaceae) in Australia. Austral. J. Bot. suppl. ser., 9:20. [= Acmena smithii (Poir.) Merr. & L. M. Perry].
  • Wilson, P. G. 2011. Review of Myrtaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.


Check other web resources for Syzygium smithii (Poir.) Nied.:

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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