Syzygium jambos (L.) Alston
[Eugenia jambos L.]
rose apple
Myrtaceae

This medium-sized deciduous tree forms dense thickets which shade out native species. It invades undisturbed forest. The fruit is dispersed by humans and perhaps feral pigs. It is not known to be fire resistant. It has not been evaluated for biological control.

It is found in wet lowland habitats up to about 500 m elevation on most major islands. There is a major infestation in the Manuka Natural Area Reserve on Hawai'i.


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