Syzygium smithii

Common name: 

Lilly Pilly

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Eastern Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (TWZ) also Qld, NSW

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Prominent in Lilly Pilly Gully and along Sealers Cove1
Found in rainforest and wet forest, often along watercourses2

Flower description:

Cream1

Habit:

Tree to 20 m high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is distinguished from other Myrtaceae species in Victoria by having a succulent berry. The berry is white to pink/pruple and spherical2

Images:
Image of Syzygium smithii
Image of Syzygium smithii
Image of Syzygium smithii
Image of Syzygium smithii Image: Mike Bayly
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria