Atractocarpus fitzalanii (Brown gardenia) – Tube stock

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Altitudinal range from sea level to 1200 m.
Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites.

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Description

Stem

Usually a small tree seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Blaze sometimes marked by red speckles.

Leaves

Stipules often quite large, lanceolate, about 30 mm long, drawn out into a fine point at the apex, not twisted, enclosing the terminal bud on each twig. Stipules square in transverse section.
Stipules glabrous on the outer surface.
Stipular scars do not leave a prominent ring on the twigs.
Petioles glossy, smooth, without scurfy scales and also without transverse ridges on the adaxial surface.
Leaf blades about 9-20 x 4.8-10.5 cm.

Flowers

Male flowers: Flowers on a pedicle about 1-15 mm long. Calyx lobes small and inconspicuous.
Flowers quite large, corolla tube about 10 mm long with corolla lobes about 15 mm long.
Anthers sessile, about 6-7 mm long, included in the corolla tube.
Female flowers: Hypanthium about 7 mm long.

Fruit

Fruits frequently solitary (rarely 2-4 together) globular or ellipsoid, about 60-70 x 35-100 mm, calyx often persisting at the apex.
Pedicels about 10-15 mm long. Seeds numerous, flattened, about 8 x 6-7 mm. Cotyledons wider than the radicle.

Seedlings

Cotyledons broadly ovate to orbicular, about 14-22 mm long.
Seed germination time 27 to 103 days.

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