Syzygium maraca Craven & Biffin
Craven, L.A. & Biffin, E. (2005) Blumea 50(1): 160-161. Type: Irvine 771 (holo CANB; iso QRS), Australia, Queensland, Timber Reserve 1230, Boonjie Logging Area, c. 17 km ESE of Malanda (off Gourka Road), 12 March 1974.
Tree to 24 m tall. Bark brown to red-brown, papery, flaky. Branchlets may be angled or round.
Older twigs usually with papery bark. Leaf blades about 4-13 x 2.3-6 cm.
Bracts caducous, absent at anthesis. Calyx tube (hypanthium) campanulate at anthesis, shortly pedicellate, tube (hypanthium) about 9-22 mm diam., calyx lobes +/- hemispherical, to 6-7 mm long. Petals spathulate, reflexed at anthesis, about 8-16 x 7.5-12 mm. Outer staminal filaments about 18-25 mm long, glandular, anthers about 1.5-2 x 0.7-0.9 mm, gland absent. Ovules about 15-30 per locule, placentas central, ovules irregular, ascending. Style about 40-41 mm long, approximating or exceeding the stamens.
Features not recorded.
This species is similar to Syzygium aliiligneum, but can be distiguished by its pear shaped fruit and reduced inflorescence.