Phaleria clerodendron (Scented daphne) – Tube stock

$15.00

Altitudinal range from near sea level to 900 m.
Grows in well developed lowland and upland rain forest.

10 in stock

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Description

Stem
Usually grows into a small or medium-sized tree but occasionally flowers and fruits as a shrub.
Bark extremely strong and fibrous when stripped.

Leaves
Twig bark strong and fibrous, emitting an unpleasant odour when stripped. Leaf blades about 9.5-19 x 3-7.2 cm.

Flowers
Flowers pleasantly perfumed. Perianth petaloidPerianth tube (hypanthium) much longer than the lobes, tube about 25 mm long, lobes about 4-5 mm long.
Stamens eight in two whorls of four, one above the other on the perianth tube (hypanthium), the upper whorl opposite the lobes. Stigma capitate, thicker than the style.

Fruit
Fruits globular or depressed globular, sometimes laterally compressed, about 25-35 x 35-50 mm.
Endocarp somewhat fibrous. Seeds variable up to about 20 x 17 mm.
Fruit borne on the trunk and larger branches.

Seedlings
A pair of cataphylls each about 8-14 x 1 mm, are produced before the first true leaves.
First pair of true leaves lanceolate or ovate, about 5-6.5 x 1.5-2 cm, glabrous.
At the tenth leaf stage: leaves narrowly ovate, apex acuminate, base cuneateseedling completely glabrous.
Cataphylls sometimes occur among true leaves. Seed germination time 22 to 43 days.

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