Welcome to Syzygium Gateway
The flowering plant genus Syzygium (Myrtaceae) is the largest tree genus in the world with about 1200 species distributed in the Old World tropics and subtropics. The genus is extremely poorly known, particularly in the species rich Malesian region. However, recent intensive morphological, molecular and field work is starting to improve our knowledge on the group. The aim of this website is to collate information on the genus, including field photos, specimen data, protologues, nomenclature and keys to species.
We welcome any contribution that may help to reach this ambitious goal (descriptions, photos, field observations, information on phenology, pollination, dispersal, uses, etc., but especially newly collected plant material).
Content will be added region by region to complement papers as they are published. If you have any question, or any contribution to offer, do not hesitate to contact us.
James Byng - 2014-12-17
The Syzygium working group provides a platform for an informal cooperation of scientists, students and plant collectors across the world. It is dedicated mainly to basic research on the group and help practical dissemination of knowledge on this large and complex genus. Anyone interested in contributing to Syzygium Gateway is invited to join us. Syzygium Gateway is currently administered by James W. Byng at University of Aberdeen, UK and Plant Gateway Ltd.