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What does Zyzygium look like?

There are 52 species of Zyzygium found in Australia and are generally known as lillipillies or brush cherries. Most species are evergreen trees and shrubs. Several species are grown as ornamental plants for their attractive glossy foliage, and a few produce edible fruit that are eaten fresh or used in jams and jellies.

Where is Zyzygium found?

The genus comprises about 1200 flowering plant species, and has a native range that extends from Africa and Madagascar through southern Asia east.

Fast facts:

  1. The fruits from Zyzygium trees vary from species to species in size, colour and shape. Most are crisp, pithy, fleshy, acidic and aromatic. Many are edible, if not delectable.

Syzygium (Lillipilly)

The genus comprises about 1200 flowering plant species, and has a native range that extends from Africa and Madagascar through southern Asia east.

There are 52 species are found in Australia and are generally known as lillipillies or brush cherries. Most species are evergreen trees and shrubs. Several species are grown as ornamental plants for their attractive glossy foliage, and a few produce edible fruit that are eaten fresh or used in jams and jellies.

The fruits from these trees vary from species to species in size, colour and shape. Most are crisp, pithy, fleshy, acidic and aromatic. Many are edible, if not delectable.

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