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  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 29 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • State

    Florida

  • Posted by

    simon

Notes:

Hi, I live in Malabar Florida and I have this tree Growing in my front yard.

Comments

  • simon Registered says:

    Thanks so much!

    September 2nd, 2014 at 9:52am

  • mgsriramiyer Leaf Lover says:

    Thank you, Mr. Reeves.

    September 1st, 2014 at 2:12am

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Nice work mgsriramiyer!

    August 31st, 2014 at 11:52pm

  • mgsriramiyer Leaf Lover says:

    You are lucky this is growing in your front yard. These are called Jamun fruits in Hindi in India, with scientific name of Syzygium cumini. They have a particular taste, pleasant but sour and make your tongue purple. It is good for lowering sugar level in Diabetes patients. Please refer this wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygium_cumini

    August 31st, 2014 at 2:10pm

  • simon Registered says:

    I will try to get better pictures. Thanks, This one has me 🙁

    August 30th, 2014 at 8:44pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    The previous comment wasn’t meant to confirm the ID. Metrosideros may be right – I’ll concede being no expert – but the Carolina laurel cherries in the Atlanta area have round fruit, not oblong.

    August 30th, 2014 at 5:33pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    It seems it has gotten pretty common to call this a ‘cherry laurel’ (see different common names on the link), but … it’s a cherry (prunus) with leaves resembling a laurel, not a laurel that has fruit resembling a cherry. The adjective should be in front.

    August 30th, 2014 at 5:27pm

  • Metrosideros Master Identifier says:

    Looks like Prunus caroliniana, Cherry Laurel. http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PRCA

    August 29th, 2014 at 8:22pm

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