Mimusops elengi (Bullet Wood/Spanish cherry/Red coondoo) – Tube stock


Mimusops elengi is a big and tall tree.

10 in stock



Dead bark layered. White, granular stripes in the outer blaze.

Petioles and twigs produce a watery milky exudateTerminal buds and younger leafy twigs clothed in brown hairs. Leaf blades about 3-11 x 2-5 cm. Lateral veins forming loops just inside the blade margin. Stipules narrow, about 3-5 mm long, tapering to a point. Stipules caducous.

Sepals in two whorls of four. Corolla segments eight but each of them with two dorsal appendages of the same size and shape as the segment itself, giving the appearance of 24 segments. Stamens eight, staminodes eight. Ovary 8-locular.

Fruits globular or ellipsoid, about 12-17 x 12-15 mm. Calyx persistent. Seeds 1 or 2 per fruit, each about 11-15 x 7-10 mm, hilum +/- circular, basal. Cotyledons flat and thin.

Cotyledons ovate or elliptic, about 15-25 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic or obovateapex slightly acuminateglabrous on the upper surface, midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade. Stipules about 1 mm long, linear, hairy, caducous; petiole, terminal bud and stem densely clothed in rusty brown hairs. Seed germination time 16 to 88 days.


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