Syzygium fibrosum (Apple/ small red apple) – Tube stock

$15.00

Bright pink-red fruits can be eaten raw, used to make jam, flavourings or added to Gin/Vodka drinks.
Excellent bird attractant, landscaping, streetscape and feature garden planting.

10 in stock

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Description

Stem
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.

Leaves
Leaf blades about 6.3-10.8 x 2.9-5.2 cm, petioles about 0.4-0.9 cm long. Oil dots numerousMidrib depressed on the upper surface at least towards the base of the leaf blade. Leaf blade much paler on the underside. Veins not very obvious on either the upper or lower surfaces.

Flowers
Bracts often present at anthesisCalyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 5-9 mm long, calyx tube (hypanthium) about 3-5 mm diam., calyx lobes +/- uniform, triangular to narrowly triangular, about 4-5 mm long. Petals spathulatelanceolate or +/- orbicular, about 6-7 x 2-3 mm when spathulate, slightly wider when orbicular, oil dots visible, about 30-50 per petal. Outer staminal filaments about 15-25 mm long, anthers about 1 x 0.7 mm, gland terminal, reasonably conspicuous. Ovules 10-18 per locule, placentas central, ovules radiating, ascendingStyle about 18-30 mm, approximating the stamens.

Fruit
Fruits globular or depressed globular, about 10-16 x 18-21 mm, calyx lobes persistent, about 4-5 mm long, pericarp fleshy, slightly fibrous. Seeds solitary, about 10 x 12 mm along the longer diameter, testa adhering to the pericarp but free from the smooth surface of the uniformly textured, shortly petiolate cotyledonsRadicle basal, cotyledonary stipules present but not obvious.

Seedlings
Cataphylls about 3-5 pairs. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovateapex acuminate, base attenuateglabrous; oil dots easily visible with a lens. Seed germination time 36 to 70 days.

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