Lidded Cleistocalyx – Water Banyan

Cleistocalyx operculatus
Cleistocalyx operculatus Hong Kong.jpg
As seen in Hong Kong Wetland Park
Scientific classification
C. operculatus
Binomial name
Cleistocalyx operculatus
(Roxb.) Merr. et L.M.Perry, 1937

Cleistocalyx operculatus, also known as C. nervosum (DC.) Kosterm., Eugenia operculata Roxb., 1832, Syzygium nervosum DC., 1828, Syzygium operculatum (Roxb.) Nied., 1893), is a medium-sized tree of about 10 meters in height with pale brown bark and dull green leaves.

The tree is native to tropical Asia, extending as far north as Guangdong and Guangxi in China and as far south as the Northern Territory of Australia.

« Back to Glossary Index