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Syzygium suborbiculare
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Syzygium suborbiculare, the red bush apple, is a small understorey tree native to open forests and woodland of northern Australia and Papua New Guinea.

The tree or shrub typically grows to a height of 4 to 20 metres (13 to 66 ft). It blooms between June and November producing white flowers.

Leaves are smooth, thick, leathery, broad oval 7.2–19 cm long. Flowers are white with numerous stamens. The edible fruit is flattened-globular, fleshy, prominently ribbed, 3–7 cm long, with a large seed.

It is found on flood plains and rocky sandstone hills in the Kimberley region of Western Australia where it grows in sandy soils.


The fruit is eaten raw by Aboriginal people. The tree is also used medicinally, as firewood and as a nectar source for bees.

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