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Love apple

Syzygium samarangense (syn. Eugenia javanica)


Syzygium samarangense (syn. Eugenia javanica) is a plant species in the Myrtaceae. English common names include Champoo (a transliteration of the Thai name), lembu (from the native Taiwanese name), wax apple, love apple, java apple, royal apple, bell fruit (or bellfruit), Jamaican apple, water apple, mountain apple, cloud apple, wax jambu, and rose apple. It is commonly known as makopa in the Philippines.


It is native to an area that includes the Malay Peninsula, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, but introduced in prehistoric times to a wider area and now widely cultivated in the tropics.


Found in Alathur, Palakkad District, Kerala, India

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VincentVanur 7 years ago

Thank you for the information, Seema

Seema 7 years ago

its called rose apple and water apple too

VincentVanur 7 years ago

Thanks, S Frazier

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago


VincentVanur 7 years ago

I did that, S Frazier

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Hello. I think the second image would be a better lead photo :-)

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Kerala, India

Spotted on Apr 21, 2011
Submitted on Jan 25, 2013

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