Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school



Plz help with the plant ID

1 Species ID Suggestions

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 years ago
Lilli Pilli (aka Riberry)
Syzygium sp. Syzygium

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 years ago

Hi Seema. Syzygium comprises about 1200 species, and has a native range that extends from Africa and Madagascar through southern Asia east through the Pacific. There are 52 native species in Australia, and even amongst those there is are great variations in fruit but not all are edible. I've got Syzygium luehmannii in my yard... and the bats and possums love the berries. but I've yet to try them. Wasn't much left after these guys had their fill.

Seema 10 years ago

Yes Neil..even the leaves look like syzgium...but nt sure abt fruits...the fruits were nt spongy like that of syzgium and did nt look like edible...

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 years ago

At first glance this looks like a variety of an Australian native rainforest tree called a Lilli Pilli - Syzygium sp. It is also known as Riberry, Small Leaved Lilli Pilli, Cherry Satinash, Cherry Alder, or Clove Lilli Pilli). It is commonly grown as an ornamental tree and the berries are popular for making jam.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

not chinese tallow ,exactly.

Spotted by

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 12, 2014
Submitted on Jan 12, 2014

Nearby Spottings

Brandt's Cormorant Black-crowned night heron (juvenile) Chipping sparrow Northern Harrier
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team