|Etymology||Genus||After Laurent Garcen, a 18th century French botanist|
|Species||From the common name Mangosteen|
|Synonyms||Eugenia polyantha Wight|
|Native Distribution||Indochina, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia|
Syzygium polyanthum can be easily identified from its sparse yet well distributed crown (this requires some experience). The bark is greyish and cracking. The leaves are the most diagnostic: being oppositely arranged, elliptic, and have secondary venation that is close-looped. It smells distinctively of Jambu when the leaves are crushed.
A large Salam in Bukit Brown Cemetery.
A smaller, cultivated Salam at a carpark.
Characteristic "cracking" bark.
Most important feature is the shape and venation.
Flowers are small and white.
Fruits which ripen to red.
A male Asian Koel feeding on the fruit.