Antidesma bunius (Currant tree, wild cherry ) – Tube stock

$15.00

The fruit of this species is used in North Queensland to make jams or syrups and was once very popular and sought after.

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Description

Stem
Blaze layering usually quite conspicuous, consisting of alternate cream and pink layers.

Leaves
Leaf blades about 5-12 x 2.5-7 cm. Lateral veins forming loops well inside the blade margin.
Petiole slightly channelled on the upper surface. Stipules small and inconspicuous and shed early.
Domatia, if present, are tufts of hair.

Flowers
Male and female flowers about 2 mm diam. Disk hairy in both male and female flowers.

Fruit
Fruits large, about 12-25 mm long.

Seedings
Cotyledons elliptic to almost orbicular, about 12-14 x 9-10 mm, base cuneate to obtuse, apex obtuse.
At the tenth leaf stage: leaves hairy on both the upper and lower surfaces along the midrib; 
scattered hairs visible with a lens elsewhere; petiole hairy;
stipules filiform, about 10-12 mm long, hairy. Seed germination time 168 to 178 days.

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