Cerbera manghas (Native Frangipani/Sea Mango) – Tube stock


An evergreen shrub or small tree to 10m commonly found in coastal habitats and scrubs close to the foreshore.

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Exudate copious, usually milky but often slightly green or yellowish.

Petioles and twigs produce a milky exudate. Leaf blade rather large, about 13-25 x 4-7 cm, petioles about 1.5-6 cm long. Lateral veins about 25-35 on each side of the midribStipules small and inconspicuous, wedged between the petiole and the twig.

Flowers strongly perfumed, about 20-35 mm diam., centre red. Sepals about 12-25 mm long. Corolla tube about 22-35 mm long, lobes about 18-26 mm long.

Fresh fruits produce a milky exudate when cut. Fruits about 6-7 x 3.5-4 cm. Endocarp thick, woody and fibrous.

Four to six cataphylls normally produced before the first true leaves. First leaf blades narrowly lanceolate to ellipticapex drawn out into a fine point, base attenuateIntramarginal vein present. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade about 17.5 x 3.2 cm, petiole about 1 cm long, lateral vein angle almost 90 and the veins forming loops near the blade margin. All seedling parts produce a milky exudate when cut or broken. Taproot slightly swollen. A large seed about 8 x 4 cm remains attached to the seedlingSeed germination time 55 days.


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