Syzygium malaccense (Pink Satinash/Malay apple) – Tube stock

$15.00

A very showy tree that deserves place in tropical horticulture.
Flowers can be white to cream to pink or purple.

10 in stock

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Description

Stem
Bark pale brown. Blaze odour resembling that of dried apples (Pyrus malus).

Leaves
Leaf blades about 11-15 x 4-7 cm, petioles about 0.8-1.5 cm long. Oil dots usually rather sparsely distributed, visible with a lens or just visible to the naked eye. Midrib slightly depressed on the upper surface towards the base. Lateral veins not really forming an intramarginal vein.

Flowers
Inflorescence on branches below or back from the leaves, bracts deciduous, absent at anthesisCalyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 6-9 mm long, calyx tube (hypanthium) about 4-8 mm diam., calyx lobes dimorphic, inner lobes larger, rounded, about 2-4 mm long. Petals concave, +/- orbicular, about 6-9 mm diam., oil dots readily visible, about 100 or more per petal. Outer staminal filaments about 10-18 mm long, anthers about 1-1.4 x 0.7-1.2 mm, gland comparatively small, terminal, near the back of the anther. Ovules about 30-35 per locule, placentas central, ovules radiating, ascendingStyle about 18-25 mm long, generally exceeding the stamens.

Fruit
Fruits globular, attaining about 18-20 x 18-26 mm, calyx lobes persistent, about 2 mm long, pericarp succulentSeed solitary, about 11-14 x 13-19 mm, testa adhering to the pericarp, but free from the uniformly textured cotyledonsRadicle central.

Seedlings
Cataphylls about 2 or 3. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ellipticapex acuminate, base cuneateglabrous; oil dots visible with a lens. Seedlings often multistemmed. Seed germination time 22 to 49 days.

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