Terminalia sericocarpa (Damson) – Tube stock

$15.00

It is one of the few fully deciduous local tropical rainforest tree species.
In Spring , the flush of lime green new growth makes it is easy to spot on the Cairns hill sides.

9 in stock

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Description

Stem

Deciduous; leafless for a period in September or October. Outer dead bark usually quite hard. Blaze fibres often interlocked.

Leaves

Leaf blades about 6-13.5 x 3-6 cm. Small oil dots visible with a lens. Domatia are foveoles. Old leaves turn red prior to falling.

Flowers

Inflorescence longer or shorter than the leaves, bracts narrowly triangular, about 1-2 mm long, caducousPerianth tube sericeous outside, lobes triangular, about 1.5 x 2 mm, apex narrowly acute or acuminateglabrous or with scattered silky hairs inside. Staminal filaments glabrous, about 2-3 mm long. Disk villousStyle villous.

Fruit

Mature fruits sparsely sericeous, glabrescentovoid, slightly compressed, about 13-18 x 8-10 mm, obscurely angled. Seed about 7-8 x 2 mm, cotyledons convolute.

Seedlings

Cotyledons wider than long, 8-10 x 10-15 mm, apex broadly emarginate, base rounded.
Oil dots small, irregular. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate or elongate-obovate, apex acuminate, base attenuate, hairy at least along midrib and margin of leaf blade; 
oil dots small, visible with a lens; midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade; petiole, stem and terminal bud densely clothed in reddish brown hairs. Seed germination time 14 to 248 days.

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