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Tasmannia purpurascens
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Scientific name -Tasmannia purpurascens, by Abel Janszoon Tasman.

Synonyms - Drimys Purpurascens

Popular names - broad leaf pepperbush.

Distribution and Habitat - endemic species in Australia, in the forests of Eucalyptus and Nothofagus forests at the edge of Moore, between 1200 m and 1520 m altitude.

Description - shrub or small tree, 1-5 m height, stalk Rosietici, smooth or slightly ribbed or tubers, glauca, purple. Leaves with lamina narrow-lanceolata, lanceolata or narrow-oblong-elliptical, 8-21 x 3.8 cm, the attenuated cuneata, top acute or obtuse, petiole up to 5 mm long. Petals 2-3, 8.12 mm long, ovata. Male flowers have pedicel 20-45 mm long, stamens 60-98. Female flowers have pedicel 12-39 mm long, 1-4 rags. Blooms in november. Realize in February to June. Fruit apocarp,glauca, blue-purple to black-purple. 2.6 seeds, strongly curved, 2.5-3.5 mm long.

Growth rate - slowly.

Tolerances - shading.

Requirements - prefers well drained soils with good moisture in summer and winter for vigorous growth.

Propagation - by seeds is very difficult. The seedlings in the shade.

Pests and diseases - increased in sera may be attacked by white worm that destroys the leaves.

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