Syzygium smithii

Common Name:

Lilly Pilly



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Eastern Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (TWZ) also Qld, NSW
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Prominent in Lilly Pilly Gully and along Sealers Cove 1
Found in rainforest and wet forest, often along watercourses 2

Flower Description:

Cream 1


Tree to 20 m high 2

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 spherical 2


Image: Mike Bayly

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


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