Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Syzygium pringlei (B.Hyland) Craven & Biffin
Craven, L.A., Biffin, E. & Ashton, P.S. (2006) Blumea 51(1): 139.
Usually encountered as a small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh. Lenticels quite large and conspicuous. Outer blaze +/- grey-brown in colour.
Inflorescence terminal, axillary and lateral on twigs below the leaves, bracts deciduous, normally absent at anthesis. Calyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 11-17 mm long, calyx tube (hypanthium) about 4-6 mm diam., calyx lobes 4-5, rounded, up to 0.5 mm long. Petals 6-8, variable in size and shape, orbicular or oval, larger petals about 3-4 mm diam., about 20-50 oil dots per larger petal. Outer staminal filaments about 4-7 mm long, anthers about 0.7 x 0.5 mm, gland absent or inconspicuous. About 8-10 ovules per locule. Style about 5-10 mm long, approximating the stamens.
Fruit shape uncertain, probably cylindrical, turbinate or pyriform, surface irregular, excavated at the apex, about 13 x 6 mm, calyx lobes not obvious, pericarp succulent, cells radiating from the endocarp to the exocarp. Seed about 2.5 x 2 mm, testa apparently absent. Cotyledons uniformly textured but associated with a comparatively large amorphous intercotyledonary inclusion. Radicle position unknown.
Features not available.
This species has no known commercial value. Wood specific gravity 0.97. Hyland (1983).