Scientific Name: Eucalyptus seeds (Eucalyptus coccifera)
Size: - Minute
Color: -Red accent
Usage: â€“ Germination (not for oil extraction)
Age: -Fresh(less than a year, good for germination)
Origin: â€“ India
Packing: -5, 10,20,25,50 (P/P)
Availability: â€“ Throughout the year / months
Eucalyptus coccifera, otherwise known as the Tasmanian snow gum, is a flowering evergreen of the myrtle family, Myrtaceae.
E. coccifera is a member of the peppermint group (series Piperitae) within subgenus Eucalyptus (formerly Monocalyptus). It is endemic to southern Tasmania, where it generally occupies sub-alpine habitats above 800 metres in altitude. Description
Eucalyptus coccifera grows as a tall branching shrub or small tree, typically reaching up to 15 metres in height. The bark is smooth and light grey to white, with streaks of tan. Adult leaves are alternate, petiolate and lanceolate. The leaves are usually glaucous, yet still green, and possess a characteristic crimson hook at the tip.
The flower buds of E. coccifera are usually very glaucous, ribbed and possess a wrinkly operculum, which is shed when the inflorescences emerge. The buds generally occur in umbels of greater than 7 (typical of subgenus Eucalyptus), however the Mt. Wellington population possess only 3 buds per umbel.E. coccifera fruit, like all eucalypts, occurs as woody capsules.The capsules are cup shaped, often glaucous and have a wide, flattened disc.
Adult leaves and capsules of E. cocciferaThe juvenile foliage contrasts with the adult form in many respects. Juvenile leaves are opposite, sessile (lacking a petiole), round, blue-green and permanently glaucous, but they do possess a small crimson tip. Juvenile branchlets have crimson stems with conspicuous projecting oil glands