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  Eugenia reinwardtiana
  Family Name : Myrtaceae

  Synonyms : Eugenia carissoides, Eugenia hypospodia, Eugenia kangeanensis

  Common Names : Bay Cherry, Cedar Bay Cherry, Beach Cherry, Nioi

 
Bay Cherry,Cedar Bay Cherry,Beach Cherry,Nioi
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Tree (Small (6m-15m)), Shrub
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Australia and Hawaii
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Shrub to small-sized tree, able to grow up to about 2 - 5 m tall.
      Foliage: Green and shiny leaves, elliptic, measuring about 2 - 9 cm long and 1 - 5 cm wide, petiole measuring about 0.1 - 0.6 cm long.
      Flowers: Small, cream white flowers usually in axillary positions. 
      Fruits: Fruit is a red-coloured drupe and globular in shape.
      Habitat :
      Can be found as a small understory tree in beach forest, monsoon forest and drier, seasonal rain forest.
      Etymology :
      Genus Eugenia named after Prince Eugene of Savoy, France (1663 - 1736), who is a patron of botany. Species reinwardtiana is named after Caspar Georg Carl Reinwardt (1773 - 1854), who is the Director of Leiden Botanic Garden.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Fruits
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Bonsai
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Bird-Attracting
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White
      Flower Grouping :
      Solitary
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Red
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit
      Mature Seed Colour(s) :
      Black
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