Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Syzygium dansiei B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1983) Australian Journal of Botany Supplementary Series 9: 75. Type: B. Hyland 3474 RFK: State Forest Reserve 144, 18.xi.1976; holo: QRS.
Lilly Pilly; Satinash, Windsor; Windsor Satinash
Bark generally reddish brown in colour, flakes often quite large, about 30 x 10 cm.
Bracts deciduous, absent at anthesis. Calyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 4.5-6.5 mm long, calyx tube (hypanthium) about 3.5-5 mm diam., calyx lobes rounded, concave, dimorphic, inner lobes larger, about 1.5 mm long, horizontal at anthesis, disk elevated, higher than the calyx lobes at anthesis. Petals +/- orbicular, about 2-3 mm diam., oil dots conspicuous, about 50-100 per petal, spread over most of petal except the margin. Outer staminal filaments about 5-6 mm long, anthers about 0.6 x 0.5 mm, gland terminal, near the back of the anther. Ovules about 8-12 per locule, placentas central, ovules radiating, ascending. Style about 6-7 mm long, approximating the stamens.
Fruits depressed globular, attaining about 25-30 mm diam., calyx lobes persistent, about 1-2 mm long. Seed solitary, attaining about 15-20 mm diam., testa adhering slightly to the succulent pericarp and slightly adherent to or free from the rugose or smooth surface of the uniformly textured cotyledons. Radicle basal, cotyledonary stipules present.
Although a large tree in nature, cultivated specimens form dense shady trees suitable for parks or street plantings. Fruits are purple.
This species produces millable logs. Wood specific gravity 0.72. Hyland (1983).