Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Asia (Indomalaysia)
Growth Form: Tree
Plant Description: Plant: Glabrous, evergreen tree 5–10(–15) m high, branchlets white or grey. Leaves: Pale- or yellowish-green, glossy, thick, broadly oblong or oval, apex abruptly tapering, lateral veins very close together, blade 80–150 mm long, petiole 15–30 mm long. Flowers: White or yellowish-green, about 8 mm across; petals united into a cap, falling away in one piece; in much-branched, many-flowered panicles, usually below the leaves, arising from old leaf scars (as opposed to terminally in the indigenous S. guineense), October–April. Fruit: Purplish-red, one-seeded berries, oval to ± pear-shaped, 15–25 mm long.
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Rob Mackenzie, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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Rob Mackenzie, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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