Bois Bigaignon Rouge
Psiloxylon mauritianum

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Psiloxylon (sy-lo-ZY-lon) (Info)
Species: mauritianum (maw-rih-tee-AY-num) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 9, 2009, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

Psiloxylon mauritianum is a rare and endangered species from Mauritius and Reunion Island. Was formerly in the Psiloxylaceae family but now placed in the Myrtaceae family.Leaves are bright green on the surface and silvery underneath.The brown-redish barked plant(though the name bigaignon rouge) is a plant which was mostly found in the central part of Mauritius before invasive species was introduced like "privets" or "goyave de chine". Some sample can be seen now in the conservations area at the Black River National Park.