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Thespesia Populnea Seeds

Thespesia Populnea Seeds

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Common Name Portia Tree, Tulip Tree, Pacific Rosewood, Seaside Mahoe
Synonyms Thespesia populnea var. acutiloba Baker f., Abelmoschus acuminatus (Alef.) Müll.Berol, Hibiscus popu
Collection Locale Valleys and plains, INDIA
Altitude 1200- 4700 ft
Seed Collection period April-May
Seed Longevity 1-2 year
Characteristics Small timber, Fodder, Medicinal

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Location All Countries Except India

Thespesia populnea,a compact quick-growing, evergreen tree, 20-30 ft. in height and 1.2m in girth, with 2.5m clear bole, commonly found on the coasts of India and the Andamans; also grown elsewhere in gardens for ornament.  Bark grey to brown, fissured, often knobby, fibrous, c. 4.0mm. thick; leaves cordate-ovate, dark green, 7-15cm. long; flowers yellow with purple base, completely changing to purple when about to wither, 5.0-7.5cm; capsules brown, globose or oblong, 2.5cm x 4.0cm, with persistent calyx; seeds pilose or powdery on the surface, flat, egg-shaped.The tree is largely cultivated for ornament and shade, and it blooms throughout the year in the tropics.  It can grow everwhere including saline soils, except in hilly areas, but prefers light and porous soils.  It thrives in moist and warm situations, but can withstand temperatures as low as - 4°. 


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