Syzygium nervosum DC.
Candolle, A.P. de (1828) Prodromus 3: 260. Type: Roxburgh s. n., Herb. Lambert 1816, Holo: G-DC.
Daly River Satinash; Satinash, Daly River
Bark brown or reddish brown, flaky or coarsely flaky.
Inflorescence below or back from the leaves, on twigs less than 5 mm diam., bracts deciduous, absent at anthesis. Calyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 2.5-3.5 mm long, calyx tube (hypanthium) about 2.5-4.5 mm diam., calyx operculate, apex rostrate. Petals (cohering and attached to the underside of the calyx and shed with it), +/- orbicular, about 2.5-3.5 mm diam., oil dots visible, about 30-100 per petal. Outer staminal filaments about 2-6 mm long, anthers about 0.3-0.6 x 0.3-0.4 mm, gland terminal. Ovules about 8-15 per locule, placentas central, ovules radiating, ascending. Style about 3.5-8 mm long, approximating or shorter than the stamens.
Fruits globular to depressed globular, attaining about 10 x 10-12 mm, excavated at the apex, calyx lobes absent, pericarp +/- succulent. Seed solitary, attaining about 8 mm diam., testa adhering somewhat to the pericarp and also to the glandular surface of the uniformly textured cotyledons. Radicle basal or lateral.
This species cannot be regarded as a commercial species as the volume available for exploitation is too small, however, it can be used as structural timber. Wood specific gravity 0.68. Hyland (1983).