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Syzygium cumini Java plum Duwet Mythaceae

Syzygium cumini, Java plum,	Duwet


Syzygium cumini, Java plum,	Duwet

Baskets of purplish-black shiny fruit resembling black olives somethimes surprise the visitor when he see this tree.
Their brief season limits opportunities of sampling the Java plum and as the fruit crushes easely,it is never transported any great distance.
Inside the skin is translucent white flesh,making the fruit very much like a grape in texture.
Like so many tropical fruits the Java plum has medical propertys,various parts of the plant being used to treat stomach,aches,diabetes and ulcers.
It has a high tannin content and the long seed in the center stains with a purplish-res color.
It's a fast growing tree till 20 mtr 70 ft flowering before the wet season.
Propagation from seed or cuttings.