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It is introduced from Queensland and New Southwales. It is commonly planted as an ornamental plant. It is fast growing, evergreen, big sized tree and reproduces naturally. Identified by leaves which are silvery underneath.
Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Fruit is a oblique, coriaceous follicle, 2 to 2.5 cms, long, dehiscing on one side, seeds 1 to 2 soft, wafer-like with wings about 1 cm in diam.
Seed Collection and Storage : The capsules dehisce while still attached to the tree. To collect the seeds, capsules are collected from the tree just after they turn brown in colour and allowed to dry and open up themselves. Seed viability is short (1 to 2 months).
Pretreatment : Not required.
Nursery Technique : Seeds are sown in primary beds in August after collection and the seedlings are transplanted when 6 to 8 cms tall into polythene bags. 10 months old seedlings are planted out.
Flowering : Orange coloured flowers in big panicles appear in May to June.
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