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Taxon: Syzygium malaccense (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry

Genus: Syzygium
Family: Myrtaceae subfamily: Myrtoideae tribe: Syzygieae
Nomen number: 70774
Place of publication: J. Arnold Arbor. 19:215. 1938
Name verified on: 28-Jul-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 26-Mar-2007
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • Malay-apple   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • mountain-apple   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • Otaheite-apple   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • pink satin-ash   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • pomerac   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • rose-apple   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • jamboissier rouge   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • poirier de Malaque   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 2:292.) – French
  • pomme malac   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 2:292.) – French
  • Malakka-Apfel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Malayapfel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • jambu bol   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Indonesian
  • jambu bol   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Malay
  • manzana de agua   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • pomarrosa de Malaca   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • malajäpple   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Malesia: Indonesia - Java, Sumatra; Malaysia [Malaya]

  • naturalized elsewhere in tropics

  • also cultivated in tropics

  • exact native range obscure




Check other web resources for Syzygium malaccense (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry:

  • 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 for additional images
  • Google Images 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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