Eugenia scortechinii (PROSEA)

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Eugenia scortechinii King

Family: Myrtaceae

Vernacular names

  • Peninsular Malaysia: jambu ayer hutan, kelat jambu
  • Thailand: waa hin (Pattani).


Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore.


The fruit is edible.


  • Tree, up to 10 m tall.
  • Leaves ovate-oblong, 10-15 cm × 3-6 cm.
  • Fruit an oblongoid berry, about 12 mm long, crowned by a deep-cupped calyx.

In swampy forests. It is possible that this species belongs to the genus Syzygium Gaertn.

Selected sources

  • Burkill, I.H., 1966. A dictionary of the economic products of the Malay Peninsula. 2nd ed. 2 Volumes. Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2444 pp.
  • Ridley, H.N., 1922-1925. The Flora of the Malay Peninsula. 5 Volumes. Government of the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States. L. Reeve & Co., London.


P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen