Syzygium dyerianum (King) P. Chantaranothai & J. Parnell

Syzygium dyerianum (King) P. Chantaranothai & J. Parnell




Eugenia dyeriana King, Eugenia corrugata King, Eugenia atronervia M.R. Henderson.

Vernacular Names


Haji samat.

Geographical Distributions

Syzygium dyerianum is found in Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.


The tree is up to 24 m tall and 150 cm diametre. Its bole is with short buttresses up to 1 m tall. The bark is red brown, smooth to distantly scaly. The inner bark is dark red while the sapwood is creamy to yellow. The twigs are stout, terete with dark or dark brown bark.

The leaves stalk is up to 1.5 cm long, thickly to thinly leathery blade, elliptic, elliptic oblong or oblong, variable in size, usually large from 8-28 x 4 -12 cm. The upper surface is drying dark to blackish brown, more or less polished while the lower surface is red brown and shining. The secondary nerves are 8-20 pairs, widely spaced, more or less sunk above and prominent below. The intramarginal nerve is 4-6 mm from margin, shallowly looped, tertiaries and reticulations faint to inconspicuous.

The flowers are sessile in terminal or axillary panicles and often clustered. The sepal is contracted at base into an obscure pseudo-stalk. There are 4 lobes, which are deciduous and unequal.

The fruit is globular to depressed globular, smooth or vertically ridged or corrugate that up to 6 cm in diameter. The seed is 1-5.

Ecology / Cultivation

Syzygium dyerianum is common throughout Malaya from lowlands to mountain forests up to 1300 m.

Line Drawing / Photograph



  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.5(2): Timber trees: Minor commercial timbers.