Harpullia arborea (Cooktown Tulipwood) – Tube stock


Altitudinal range from near sea level to 250 m.
Grows in a variety of lowland rain forest types from well developed rain forest to monsoon forest.

10 in stock



Usually grows as a medium-sized tree.

Leaflets about 8-12 per compound leaf, variable in size, the lower leaflets in each compound leaf usually smaller than those further up. Leaflet blades about 7-16 x 4-8 cm, leaflet stalks about 0.3-0.6 cm long, clothed in brown stellate hairs. Compound leaf rhachis clothed in brown simple hairs.

Inflorescence about 4-22 cm long clothed in stellate hairs and scattered long glandular hairs. Pedicels about 10-50 mm long. Sepals obovate, about 6-7 mm long clothed in stellate hairs. Petals clawed, about 12-14 mm long, glabrous except for the claw. Stamens five. Disk hairy. Ovary pubescentstyle about 10-15 mm long and twisted.

Fruits broadly obcordate, bilobed, about 20 x 40 mm, outer surface clothed in short hairs. Outer surface orange, inner surface red. Seeds about 13-15 mm long, testa shiny black. Aril absentEmbryo green, cotyledons massive, radicle curved, about 7 mm long.

First leaf or pair of leaves compound with 2-4 leaflets but the compound leaf ends in a small leaf-like process about 2-4 mm long. Simple and glandular hairs visible on the stem and leaves. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf pinnate with about 4-6 leaflets. Stem, terminal bud and compound leaf rhachis clothed in brown, simple and glandular hairs. Seed germination time 14 to 57 days.


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