|Etymology||Genus||Jointed (Syzygos), referring to its paired leaves|
|Species||Having leaves (folium) like those in the Myrtus (Myrti) genus|
|Synonyms||Syzygium campanulatum Korth., Eugenia oleina Wight|
|Common Names||Red Lip, Kelat Oil|
|Status||Native: Presumed Extinct|
|Form||Tree, very commonly pruned to a shrub|
|Native Distribution||Indochina (Myanmar, Thailand) and Malesia (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines)|
The young leaves of Syzygium myrtifolium are often either yellow or orange. The leaves are elliptic and the intermarginal veins runs very closely to the leaf margins. Because of its dense foliage from the bottom to the top, they are very commonly planted very closely to form hedges for visual or sound blockage. It is also frequently pruned as a low shrub.
Syzygium myrtifolium is frequently planted close together so that it form a thick hedge.
An individual tree about 7 meters tall.
Leaf underside; zooming in on the intermarginal veins.
The young leaves are often orange-yellow.
Flowers are small (1.5 cm) and fluffy.
The fruits are black berries.
A cultivar showing dark red young leaves.