Syzygium paniculatum (Eugenia p.). BRUSH CHERRY. New South Wales, Queensland
MYRTACEAE (Myrtle family)
Syzygy, the only word in the dictionary with three y's and no other vowels, describes an astronomical situation of three celestial bodies in alignment, as occurs at the time of an eclipse. The language of botany presumably refers to the Greek meaning 'yoked together.' But what are yoked together?
Illustration: McMinn, Howard E. and Evelyn Maino. 1951. An illustrated manual of Pacific coast trees; with lists of trees recommended for various uses on the Pacific coast by H. W. Shepherd. 2d ed. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.
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Name derivation, genus | species: Greek 'yoked together' | paniculata/paniculatum/paniculatus: with the flowers in paniclesRelated material: