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large infestation in Hawaii (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
habit (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
bark on main trunk (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
reddish-coloured younger leaves (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
close-up of young stem and undersides of paired leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flower buds and glossy upper leaf surfaces (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower cluster (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flowers (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
old flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
immature fruit (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
mature fruit (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
Syzygium jambos (L.) Alston
Eugenia jambos L.
jambos, Malabar plum, plum rose, rose apple, roseapple
This species is thought to have originated in south-eastern Asia.
It is occasionally naturalised in the coastal districts of northern, central and south-eastern Queensland.
Naturalised overseas in southern Africa, south-eastern USA (i.e. Florida), Mexico, tropical South America, the Caribbean, the Mascarenes (i.e. La Réunion and Mauritius), the Seychelles, and on several Pacific islands (i.e. the Galapagos Islands, the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Western Samoa and Hawaii).
Rose apple (Syzygium jambos) is regarded as an environmental weed in Queensland, and as a potential environmental weed or "sleeper weed" in other parts of northern Australia. It is a serious weed on some Pacific islands, and is listed in the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD).
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