Jambul

Title: Jambul
Additional Names: Jamboo; Java plum; jumbul
Literature References: Bark, fruit and seeds of Syzygium jambolanum (Lam.) DC. (Eugenia jambolana Lam.), Myrtaceae. Habit. East Indies. Constit. Bark: resin, tannin. Fruit: volatile and fixed oils, resin, tannin. Seeds: resin, fat, gallic acid, albumin.
Therap-Cat: Antidiarrheal.
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Syzygium cumini
Syzygium cumini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Syzygium
Species: S. cumini
Binomial name
Syzygium cumini
(L.) Skeels.
Synonyms[1]
  • Eugenia cumini (L.) Druce
  • Eugenia jambolana Lam.
  • Syzygium jambolanum DC.

Syzygium cumini, jambul, jambolan, jamblang, or jamun, is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae. Syzygium cumini is native to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Indonesia.[citation needed] The name of the fruit is sometimes mistranslated as blackberry, which is a different fruit in an unrelated family.

The tree was introduced to Florida, USA in 1911 by the USDA, and is also now commonly grown in Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. In Brazil, where it was introduced from India during Portuguese colonization, it has dispersed spontaneously in the wild in some places, as its fruits are eagerly sought by various native birds such as thrushes, tanagers and the Great Kiskadee. This species is considered an invasive in Hawaii, USA.[2] It is also illegal to grow, plant or transplant in Sanibel, Florida.[3]