Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Syzygium aqueum
Food
Fuelwood
Lumber
Medicinal
Product
English Common Name
Water apple
Indonesian Common Name
Jambu air
Tree Family
Myrtaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
16cm
Length
×
9.25cm
Width
Tree Height
Shrub (1–10m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–1200m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia, Oceania
SE Asia
Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku Islands, New Guinea, Sulawesi, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Arabica
Coffee Impact
Beneficial to coffee
Prevalence
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Requires Propagation
Tree Management

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Food
  • Fuelwood
  • Lumber
  • Medicinal
  • Product

Vegetable and fruit used and consumed and young water apple leaves are used to wrap snacks of fermented sticky rice. Used medicinally for its antibiotic activity. The tree is used for shade and the wood used for construction.

Farm Services
  • Coffee Shade

Maintains water regulation and quantity.

Biodiversity Benefits
Yes

Food source for birds and insects.