The Rose myrtle (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa) belongs to the family Myrtaceae (the Myrtle family). It is a small evergreen tree that is native to Malaysia and the Philippines in Southeast Asia. This tree grow in wet forests or swamp margines, and it can reach up to 3 m in height. The leaves are oblong and covered with white hairs on the abaxial sides. The scented, pale rose pink to purple flowers bloom from May to June. They will be discolored in a few days. After flowering, it produces round drupes that turn black purple in July to August, and it is edible.