Syzygium bungadinnia (F.M.Bailey) B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1983) Australian Journal of Botany Supplementary Series 9: 64.
Bungadinnia; Bungadinnia Satinash; Satinash, Bungadinnia; Watergum; Paperbark Satinash
Bark papery, red or orange-red. Papery flakes very thin and transparent.
Inflorescence terminal, axillary and also on lateral shoots below or back from the leaves, bracts deciduous, absent at anthesis. Calyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 7-11 mm long, calyx tube (hypanthium) about 4-6 mm diam., calyx lobes dimorphic, inner slightly larger, rounded, about 2-3 mm long. Petals often cohering, +/- orbicular, each petal to about 6 mm diam., oil dots distinguishable with difficulty, about 30 or more per petal. Outer staminal filaments about 4-8 mm long, anthers about 0.7 x 0.5 mm, gland inconspicuous, dorsal. Ovules about 10-14 per locule, placentas central, ovules radiating, ascending. Style about 5-11 mm long, approximating the stamens.
Fruits depressed, transversely ovoid, slightly bilobed (scrotiform) about 35-50 mm long and about 50-70 x 40-60 mm on the longer and shorter diameters, calyx lobes persistent, about 2-3 mm long, pericarp firm when ripe but brittle and granular in texture when immature. Seed solitary, about 20-30 x 30-50 mm along the longer diameter, testa adhering somewhat to the pericarp and adhering quite strongly to the cotyledons by means of numerous peg-like intrusions into the cotyledons, cotyledons uniformly textured except for the +/- ruminate peripheral section. Radicle central.
This species is not utilized commercially but could produce a useful structural timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.78. Hyland (1983).