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Mitragyna Parvifolia

Mitragyna Parvifolia
Mitragyna Parvifolia
Product Code : mp0011408
Brand Name : Mitragyna parvifolia
Product Description

Mitragyna Parvifolia

Botenical Name

Mitragyna parvifolia

Common Name

Leichhardt tree and yellow cheesewood


 Nauclea orientalis

Collection Locale

Tropical areas INDIA


1500 to 5500 ft

Seed Collection period

Oct- Nov

Seed Longevity

1-5 year

Seed Purity

99 %

Seed Treatment


Usual Germination

30- 60 %


Medicinal, Ornamental

Nauclea orientalis is a species of tree in the Rubiaceae family. It is commonly known as the Leichhardt tree and yellow cheesewood, among other names. It grows to a maximum of around 30 m (98 ft) in height and has large glossy leaves. It bears spherical clusters of fragrant flowers that develop into golf ball-sized edible but bitter fruits. The yellowish to orange soft wood is also used for timber and in woodcarving and folk medicine. It is native to Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and Australia.

Leichhardt trees are medium to tall trees, reaching maximum height of around 30 m (98 ft) with a diameter of 1 m (3.3 ft). They are deciduous, shedding their leaves during the dry season. The bark surface of Liechhardt trees are grayish to reddish brown and may be smooth or fissured and flaky. It is orange to yellow in color when cut.

The broadly ovate smooth (glabrous) leaves are opposite and around 7 to 30 cm (2.8 to 12 in) by 4 to 18 cm (1.6 to 7.1 in) in size. The upper surface is glossy green. The bottom side has raised prominent yellow venation. Like most members of the Rubiaceae family, the stipules of Leichhardt trees are interpetiolar. In Nauclea, these interpetiolar stipules are held erect and pressed together, resulting in strongly flattened vegetative buds. They are large, around 1 to 3.5 cm (0.39 to 1.4 in) long. On their inside surfaces are a number of small red glands that can resemble insect eggs.

The small fragrant flowers are tubular and are yellowish to orange with white stamens. They are grouped into a spherical cluster originating from a central point about 3 cm (1.2 in) in diameter. They bloom from September to January in Australia,and August to October in the Philippines. The individual flowers are small, about 8 to 10 mm (0.31 to 0.39 in) long and 3 to 5 mm (0.12 to 0.20 in) in diameter. They possess a perianth (each composed of five petals and sepals in separate whorls), The internal surface of the corolla are yellow to orange and sweet-smelling. They are frequently partly fused together, forming a long corolla tube tipped with the individual lobes of the petals. The flowers are bisexual, with 5 short and separate stamens attached to the perianth. The calyces are also fused together, resulting in the spherical shape of the flower head. They are epigynous, with the ovary inferior (lying below the attachment of the other flower parts).

After three months, the flower heads develop into a fleshy globular multiple fruit (syncarp) joined by their calyces (each flower becoming a fruitlet containing one seed). They are around 4 to 5 cm (1.6 to 2.0 in) in diameter, about the size of a golf ball.[1] The fruit is rugose (wrinkled), brown, and strongly aromatic. The fruits are indehiscent.

The ovoid to ellipsoid seeds are small, around 1 to 10 mm (0.039 to 0.39 in) in length and are not winged. They are very numerous[16] but do not remain viable for long. Being recalcitrant (unable to survive drying and freezing temperatures), it's impossible to store them. The seeds germinate above ground (epigeal) around 15 days after being sown.


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