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Bersama lucens (100 seeds)


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Bersama lucens. Melianthaceae. is a small to medium-sized tree, of 3 to 10 m high. The leaves are compound, shiny, leathery, thick and dark green; they are divided into 2-4 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet with a short stalk. The midrib is yellow and the veins are conspicuous. The margins are wavy and entire. The flowers are small, greenish white, on slender stalks, in long, narrow heads. The tree flowers during summer, from September to May. The fruits are dull green, velvety, wrinkled, woody capsules of up to 20 mm in diameter. Sowing : Sow seeds in spring or summer, in a well-drained, well-aerated growing medium. Treat the seeds with fungicide before sowing to prevent damping off. Sprinkle the treated seeds on the seed tray and cover with river sand or fine bark. Water the tray and put it in a warm position. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: July 2019