Syzygium fluviatile (Hemsl.) Merr. & L.M.Perry, J. Arnold Arbor. 19: 241 (1938)
Name meaning 'riverine', growing along streams and rivers.
Eugenia fluviatilis Hemsl.
Shrubs, 1-3 m tall. Branchlets brown when dry, terete. Petiole ca. 2 mm; leaf blade linear-
lanceolate, 3-8 x 0.7-1.4 cm, leathery, abaxially yellowish brown when dry, adaxially dark
brown and not glossy when dry, abaxially with numerous small raised glands, adaxially
with numerous impressed glands, secondary veins numerous, 1.5-2 mm apart, at an angle of ca.
40 degrees from midvein, abaxially slightly raised, and adaxially inconspicuous, intramarginal
veins ca. 0.3 mm from margin, base gradually narrowed, apex obtuse to slightly rounded.
Inflorescences axillary, cymes, 1-2 cm. Flower buds obovoid, ca. 4 mm. Hypanthium obconic,
ca. 3.5 mm. Calyx lobes 4, very short. Petals white or purple, distinct, rounded, ca. 4 mm.
Stamens 4-5 mm. Style as long as stamens. Fruit black when ripe, globose, 6-7 mm in diam.
[Flora of China]
Streamsides in forests; 100-1000 m.
Southern China and Hainan.
China: Shui zhu pu tao.