Guioa acutifolia ( Glossy Tamarind ) – Tube stock


Altitudinal range from sea level to 1100 m.
Grows in various types of rain forest and wet sclerophyll forest.

4 in stock



Usually flowers and fruits as quite a small tree.

Leaflet stalks quite short and swollen at their junction with the compound leaf rhachis. Leaflet blades about 5.5-17.5 x 1.8-6.5 cm, much paler on the underside. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Foveoles inconspicuous, generally no more than one per leaflet near the base.

Calyx lobes about 1.5-2.5 mm long. Petals small, much smaller than the calyx. Each petal with a 2-lobed scale on the inner surface. Stamens eight. Disk green, complete or incomplete.

Capsules 3-lobed, about 10-12 x 12-22 mm overall. Aril completely enclosing the seed. Fruit borne on the branches well back from the leaves or among the leaves.

First pair of leaves with opposite leaflets, margins serratepetiole and rhachis winged. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades ovatesessile, margins serrate, teeth fine; leaf blade glabrous or with a few hairs on the upper surface along the midrib; petiole and rhachis of compound leaf winged. Stem glabrousRhachis of the compound leaf projecting about 6 mm beyond the final pair of leafletsSeed germination time 16 to 18 days.


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