The riberry (Syzygium luehmannii) belongs to Myrtaceae (the Myrtle family). It is a tall evergreen tree that is native to eastern Australia, Queensland and New South Wales. This tree grows in coastal subtropica or tropical rainforests, and it can reach about 30 m in height. The bark is red brown to pinkish gray, and peels in soft papery scales. The leaves are lanceolate to ovate, shiny green when mature, but red to pink when young. The white to cream flowers bloom in small panicles at the end of branchlets from November to December. The fruits are pear-shaped berries and ripen red from December to February. They are eaten by the Australian figbird and emu. The berries have a cranberry-like flavor, with a hint of cloves. They are most commonly used to make a distinctively flavoured jam, and is also used in sauces, syrups and confectionery.