Syzygium smithii / Acmena smithii (Lilly pilly)- Tube stock

$15.00

It is bushy, evergreen tree with small glossy green leaves and fleshy pink or mauve berries which follow pale cream/white flowers with prominent stamens.

3 in stock

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Description

Stem
Frequently a small, poorly formed tree. Dead bark orange-brown when cut. Coppice shoots frequently present at the base of the stem.

Leaves
Oil dots quite numerous. Leaf blades about 4-7 x 1.5-2.5 cm. Midrib depressed on the upper surface and petiole grooved on the upper surface.

Flowers
Inflorescence exceeding the leaves, bracts deciduous, absent at anthesis.
Calyx tube (hypanthium) gradually tapering into the pedicel, calyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 3-6 mm long, calyx tube (hypanthium) about 2-4.5 mm diam.,
infundibuliform, dilated at the apex at anthesis;

Fruit
Fruits globular or depressed globular, shallowly excavated at the apex, attaining about 8-20 mm diam.; calyx lobes persistent, small and inconspicuous. Seed attaining about 5-12 mm diam.

Seedlings
Cataphylls about 2-4 pairs before the first pair of true leaves and sometimes between the leaves at later stages. At the tenth leaf stage: seedling completely glabrous, leaf blade elliptic or obovate, apex acuminateacute or obtuse, base cuneate; oil dots small and numerous, visible with a lens or just visible to the naked eye. Seed germination time 24 to 108 days.

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