Toechima erythrocarpum ( Pink Tamarind ) – Tube stock

$15.00

Altitudinal range from sea level to 1150 m. Grows in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites.

10 in stock

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Description

Stem

Sapwood surface corrugated. A thin, pale brown layer normally present beneath the subrhytidome layer before the first section of the outer blaze.

Leaves

Leaflet blades usually rather large, up to 23 x 12 cm. Leaflet stalks short and shallowly channelled. Lateral veins curved throughout their length but not forming definite loops. Midrib and main lateral veins raised on the upper surface of the leaflet blades. Small foveoles usually present on the lower surface of the leaflet blades.

Flowers

Inflorescence about 11.5-27.5 cm long, approximating or exceeding the leaves, pedicels about 5-9 mm long. Calyx about 2 mm long, pubescentPetals about 3 mm long, with two large, hairy, glandular scales on the inner surface. Stamens eight. Staminal filaments hairy, about 4-6 mm long, inserted on the inner side of the disk. Ovary pubescent.

Fruit

Fruits obovoidellipsoid, about 20-35 x 15-32 mm, outer surface glabrous. Valves villous on the inner surface. Seeds ellipsoid, about 15 x 7 mm. Aril at the base of the seed only.

Seedlings

First pair of leaves compound with four leaflets (rarely two), leaflets toothed, ‘terminal‘ leaflet reduced to a linear appendage, rhachis usually winged. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades +/- ellipticapex acuminate, base cuneate, 2-4 blunt teeth along each side on the upper 1/3 of the leaflet blade, glabrous, midrib raised on the upper surface; petiole and rhachis with a few, short, pale hairs. Seed germination time 15 to 28 days.

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