Syzygium floribundum (Synonym: Waterhousea floribunda)—Weeping Lilly Pilly, Weeping Myrtle—MYRTACEAE.

Syzygium floribundum

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Habitat— Widespread in riverine rainforest, often lining stream banks.

Distribution—North from the Hunter Valley, New South Wales into Queensland.

Description—Small to large tree; bark dark grey, ± fissured, somewhat flaky.

Local occurrences

Black Head Flora Park, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Waitui Falls, Wallamba Cove, Wallingat National Park and Wingham Brush.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, intramarginal vein, entire, oil dots present; lanceolate to narrow—elliptic, 5.5 to 16 cm long, 1.5 to 5 cm wide, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margins undulate, glabrous, upper surface dark green and glossy, lower surface dull and paler; lateral and intramarginal veins distinct; oil glands numerous, fine; petiole 2 to 7 mm long.

Syzygium floribundum
Syzygium floribundum

Inflorescence.—Panicles many—flowered; pedicels to 3 mm long. Sepals inconspicuous. Petals cohering, shed together, 1.5 to 2 mm long, white. Stamens 3 to 7 mm long.

Flowering.—August to October.

Fruit.— ± globose, 15 to 20 mm diam., green but developing a reddish tinge at maturity, crowned by persistent hypanthium 1 to 2 mm long.

Ripe.—Late Summer to Autumn.

Syzygium floribundum