Micromelum minutum (Lime berry) – Tube stock

$15.00

Altitudinal range from sea level to 600 m.
Grows as an understory tree in monsoon forest, dry rain forest, beach forest and well developed rain forest.

10 in stock

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Description

Stem
Usually grows into a small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh but also flowers and fruits as a shrub.

Leaves
Oil dots visible with a lens. Leaflet blades about 4.5-15 x 1.5-6 cm, unequal-sided at the base. Domatia are foveoles.

Flowers
Calyx lobes short, about 0.1-0.2 mm long. Petals about 2.5-3 mm long. Stamens ten, dimorphic, five long and five short. Disk small, confined to an area beneath the ovary.

Fruit
Fruits ovoidellipsoid, about 9 x 7 mm. Seeds about 6-7 x 4-5 mm. Testa smooth, translucent. Cotyledons green, folded many times, oil dots numerous, readily visible with a lens.

Seedlings
Cotyledons glabrouscordate to reniform, about 18-19 x 21-23 mm, apex rounded often notched. Oil dots visible to the naked eye. First leaf usually trifoliolate sometimes compound with 5 leaflets, oil dots conspicuous. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades slightly hairy on the upper surface, unequal-sided at the base; oil dots numerous, visible to the naked eye; margin of the leaflets slightly sinuate; compound leaf petiole and rhachis clothed in short, prostrate hairs. Seed germination time 10 to 41 days.

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