Ceylon Ironwood 10 seeds one packet
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Ceylon Ironwood, (Mesua ferrea) seeds

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  • Very rare species

    Ceylon ironwood in Thelwatta, South-East Sri Lanka.
    Scientific classification


    Kingdom: Plantae
    (unranked): Angiosperms
    (unranked): Eudicots
    (unranked): Rosids
    Order: Malpighiales
    Family: Calophyllaceae
    Genus: Mesua
    Species: M. ferrea
    Binomial name
    Mesua ferrea

    Description

    The tree can grow over 30 meters tall, often buttressed at the base with a trunk up to 2 meters in diameter. The bark of younger trees has an ash grey color with flaky peelings, while of old trees the bark is dark ash-grey with a red-brown blaze. It has simple, opposite, narrow, oblong to lanceolate, blue-grey to dark green leaves that are 7–15 cm long and 1.5–3.5 cm wide, with a whitish underside. The emerging young leaves are red to yellowish pink and drooping. The branches are slender, terete and glabrous. The bisexual flowers are 4–7.5 cm in diameter, with four white petals and a center of numerous orange yellow stamens. The fruit is an ovoid to globose capsule with 1 to 2 seeds.
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