Syzygium corynanthum (F.Muell.) L.A.S.Johnson
Johnson, L.A.S. (1962) Contributions from the New South Wales National Herbarium 3(3): 99.
Cherry, Sour; Sour Cherry; Watergum; Satinash, Killarney; Normanby Satinash; Killarney Satinash
Outer dead bark +/- pale brown.
Fewer than 20 flowers per inflorescence (generally no more than ten), bracts deciduous, absent at anthesis. Calyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 6-14 mm long, calyx tube (hypanthium) about 3.5-7 mm diam., calyx lobes dimorphic, slightly concave, +/- semicircular, about 1.5-3 mm long, the edges usually parting from the top of the calyx at anthesis. Petals rounded, about 3-6 mm wide, oil dots visible, 50 or more per petal, distributed over most of the petal except the margins. Outer staminal filaments about 4-15 mm long, anthers about 0.6-1 x 0.4-0.7 mm, gland terminal, on the back of the anther. Ovules in two rows in each locule, about 12-15 per locule, placentas axile, ovules +/- horizontal to radiating. Style about 6-20 mm long, approximating the stamens.
Fruits pyriform, excavated at the apex, attaining about 11-18 mm diam., calyx lobes persistent, but moribund, about 1.5-2 mm long, pericarp succulent, cells radiating from the testa to the exocarp. Seed solitary, about 6-8 mm diam., testa adhering to the pericarp but quite free from the uniformly textured cotyledons. Radicle basal to slightly lateral.
A commonly cultivated tree for shade and for the massed display of red fruits. Fruits are often seedless and are sometimes used for jam making.
This species produces millable logs and the timber has been marketed as Killarney Satinash for many years in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, a useful general purpose structural timber. Wood specific gravity 0.70. Hyland (1983).