Leptospermum Continentale "Prickly Tea Tree" Seeds
Leptospermum from the Greek 'leptos' meaning fine, thin or slender and 'sperma' meaning seed; referring to the narrow seeds of the type species. Continentale refers to its mainland distribution as opposed to its close relative Leptospermum scoparium, which also occurs in Tasmania and New Zealand. Found on Kangaroo Island, Mount Lofty Ranges and the South-east in South Australia, growing in heathlands and woodlands, usually on well-drained sandy soils, but also on swamp and stream margins. Also found in New South Wales and Victoria.
Erect prickly shrub to 2 m high with smooth bark. Leaves narrowly ovate, to 13 mm long and 3.5 mm wide, broadest near the base, glabrous, apex incurved and pungent. Inflorescence borne on short axillary shoots with white flowers to 12 mm wide. Flowering between August to January. Narrow reddish-brown cylindrical seed 2.5 mm long and 0.5 mm wide, with a linear-striate surface pattern.
Seeds are non-dormant, viable seed should germinate readily, viability is often around 90%. Adaspted from information found on Seedbank 2018
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