Terminalia catappa ( Sea almond/ Indian almond ) – Tube stock

$15.00

Plants are fast growing, often in excess of 1 metre a year when young

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Description

Stem

A tree with whorled branches like a pine tree (Pinus spp.). Deciduous; leafless for a period in September or October.

Leaves

Leaf blade rather large, about 16-25 x 10-15 cm, petiole relatively short. Two flat nectar producing glands visible on the underside of the leaf blade at the very base, one on each side of the midribTerminal buds and young shoots densely clothed in brown hairs. Old leaves turn red prior to falling.

Flowers

Inflorescence shorter than the leaves, bracts acuminate, less than 1 mm long, caducousPerianth tube glabrous or with a few scattered hairs outside, lobes deltoid, about 1.5 x 1.5 mm, glabrous outside. Staminal filaments glabrous, about 3 mm long. Disk villousStyle glabrous.

Fruit

Mature fruits glabrous, ellipsoid, laterally compressed, about 50-80 x 25-50 x 30-35 mm, commonly angled, rarely beaked. Seed about 27 x 10 mm, cotyledons convolute.

Seedlings

Cotyledons much wider than long, about 30-40 x 60-80 mm, base rounded, apex +/- truncate, hairy on the upper surface towards the base, distinctly 3-veined. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, hairy on the upper surface; oil dots very small, visible only with a lens; petiole, stem and terminal bud densely clothed in long reddish brown hairs. Seed germination time 33 days.

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