Syzygium armstrongii ( Small white bush apple ) – Tube stock

$15.00

Attractive medium sized evergreen tree with cream bark, dense shiny foliage, masses of white flowers and small white edible fruits.

10 in stock

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Description

Stem
Sections of bark included in the wood.

Leaves
Oil dots variable, usually rather sparse but sometimes quite numerous.
Leaf blades about 5.5-14.5 x 1.7-4 cm.
Midrib grooved or shallowly channelled towards the base on the upper surface.
Lateral veins about 12-25 on each side of the midrib. Twigs pale, bark finely flaky.

Flowers
Bracts sometimes present at anthesissubulate, about 0.8-1.1 mm long.
Flowers conspicuously pedicellatecalyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 4-7.5 mm long,
calyx tube (hypanthium) about 2-4 mm diam., calyx lobes dimorphic, rounded, larger lobes about 1-1.5 mm long.

Fruit
Fruits depressed globular, wider than long, attaining about 15 x 22 mm,
surface conspicuously rugosepericarp succulent-spongy, containing many large oil glands, particularly near the epidermis,
calyx lobes persistent, inconspicuous, about 1 mm long.

Seedlings
Cataphylls about 4 pairs. Cotyledons distinctly petiolate.
At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ellipticapex acuminate, base cuneate or attenuateglabrous; oil dots sparse, large,
often visible to the naked eye; stems somewhat flattened at the nodes.

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