Syzygium minutuliflorum (F.Muell.) B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1983) Australian Journal of Botany Supplementary Series 9: 104.
Gove Satinash; Satinash, Gove
Bark often brown and powdery just outside the living bark layer.
Bracts deciduous, absent at anthesis. Calyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 2.5-4 mm long, calyx tube (hypanthium) about 2-3.5 mm diam., calyx lobes rounded, small and inconspicuous, less than 0.5 mm long. Petals cohering, each petal +/- circular, about 1.5-3 mm diam., oil dots present or absent, fewer than ten per petal. Outer staminal filaments about 1-4 mm long, anthers about 0.3-0.6 x 0.3-0.6 mm, gland small, terminal, near the back of the anther. Ovules about 8-16 per locule, placentas central, ovules radiating, ascending. Style about 1-3 mm long, shorter than the stamens.
Fruits depressed globular or depressed obovoid, apex excavated, attaining about 10-21 x 10-15 mm, calyx lobes persistent but very small and scarcely discernible, pericarp succulent. Seed solitary, attaining about 8 mm diam., testa slightly attached to the pericarp but fairly strongly attached to the cotyledons by means of a dark tanniferous layer, cotyledons uniformly textured, except for the outer tanniferous layer. Radicle lateral.
Although not usually regarded as a commercial species, logs can be converted into sawn structural timber (R. Petherick, personal communication). Wood specific gravity 0.70. Hyland (1983).