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Water apple (Syzygium aqueum)

Jambu air or water apple (Syzygium aqueum) is a plant species in Myrtaceae, in the form of shrubs with a height of 3-10 m, often has bent and branched stems starting from the base of the tree, sometimes shaking up to 50 cm and growing in the tropics.

S. aqueum has a single leaf located facing each other, having a stem length of 0.5-1.5 cm. Long leaf shaped heart to round oval inverted, has a single bone in the middle, green, 7-25x2.5-16 cm and does not smell aromatic when squeezed.

Dlium Water apple (Syzygium aqueum)

Flowers in panicles at the tips of branches or appear on the armpits of deciduous leaves, containing 3-7 florets and whitish yellow with a 1 cm long petal tube. The crown is round to triangular, 5-7 mm long, 0.75-2 cm long stamens and 17 mm long pistil stalks.

Bell-shaped fruit with a small base and tip that is very wide and often has a side curve that separates the base of the tip and has a size of 1.5-2x2.5-3.5 cm, curved petals and the outer side is white to red.

The fruit contains white solid fibers, a lot of runny, not scented, sour or sweet sour, sometimes a little bitter and contains 1-2 small seeds. Water apple usually served as a table fruit to be eaten fresh or used as an ingredient in salads, syrups and pickles.



Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Syzygium
Species: S. aqueum

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