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Billardiera uniflora (Billardiera uniflora)


Billardiera uniflora (Pittosporaceae),Twiner or creeper perennial shrub to m tall.Leaves alternate,linear to narrow-lanceolate,entire or crenate,acute to 0 mm long and mm wide,glabrous to sparsely pubescent,margins closely revolute.Flowers cream or white,solitary or occasionally bell-shaped appearing between September and November.Fruit type: Cylindrical berry to 0 mm long and mm wide,green and hard when immature and soft when ripe.,Seed type: Brown flat reniform seeds to mm long and mm wide,covered in wrinkles.Seed collecting: Pick mature fruits by hand,those that are soft or have dark brown seeds inside.Seed cleaning: Clean ripe fruits as soon as possible as it will go hard if left to dry too long.Rub the fruits in water with your hands to dislodge the seeds from the fruit.Pour the mixture into a sieve to separate the seeds from the flesh.Place the wet seeds in a tray lined with paper and leave to dry for to days.Store the seeds with a desiccant such as dried silica beads or dry rice,in an air tight container in a cool and dry place.Seed viability: From one collection,the seed viability was high,at 00%.Seed germination: This species has physiological dormancy that need to be overcome for the seed to germinate.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Apiales

            • Family: Pittosporaceae

              • Genus: Billardiera