Stenocarpus sinuatus ( Fire wheel tree, Wheel of fire tree ) – Tube stock

$15.00

Commonly cultivated in Australia and overseas for its brilliant display of red flowers produced in wheel-like clusters.

10 in stock

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Description

Stem
Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze.

Leaves
Oak grain in the twigs. Leaf blades with lobed or entire margins on mature trees. Lobed leaf blades to about 48 cm long, entire leaf blades about 10-25 x 2-6 cm. Midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade. Lateral veins forming loops well inside the blade margin.

Flowers
Inflorescence produced on the twigs below or back from the leaves, each umbel with about 12-15 flowers. Peduncles about 50-90 mm long. Pedicels about 8-12 mm long. Tepals about 40 mm long, outer surface puberulent, inner surface glabrous. Stamens sessile, anthers about 2.5 mm long. Hypogynous gland flat, sheathing 75% of the stalk of the ovary, gland up to 3 mm high. Ovary stalked, ferruginouspubescent, about 3 mm long, ovules about 10-12. Style about 20-25 mm long, glabrous. Pollen presenter a broad, oblique disk.

Fruit
Follicles about 4-6 x 0.6-1 cm each containing up to 4 seeds. Seeds flat, about 2.5-3.5 x 0.7-0.9 cm, wing terminalEmbryo about 7-8 x 6-8 mm.

Seedlings
Cotyledons sessile, obovate, about 18-20 x 12-15 mm. First pair of leaves simple, sometimes lobed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade simple, deeply lobed. Seed germination time 17 days.

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