Dillenia indica Variegated

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Dillenia indica Variegated

 

Scientific name / local name  :  Variegated Dillenia / Elephant apple

Origin :   This mutant was found in Thailand

Flower colour :   white/green

Soil :   well drained

sun/shade :   semi shade

watering :  moderate to plenty

Hardiness/ temp. ( C)  : minimum 15C 

Height :   800cm

 

Overall information :  This is a new Thai Hybrid of the Dillenia tree.  All plants are grafted. 

Dillenia indica produces a large hard fruit which is accessible only to the megaherbivores. An interesting study in the Buxa Tiger Reserve by ecologists Sekar & Sukumar has shown that Asian elephants appear to have a particular fondness for the fruits of D. indica, and hence an important seed dispenser for this tree. With the prospects of extinction of the elephants this tree has developed a back-up system, whereby its hard fruits that were only accessible to megaherbivores, slowly soften on the forest floor through the dry season to allow access to successively smaller animals such as macaquesrodents and squirrels. Seeds from both old and soft fruits are able to germinate well, enabling the persistence of this tree to be independent of the survival of its major megaherbivore disperser.

.. One package contains 1 plant. We ship only healthy (in pot) growing plants. We carefully remove the soil. After that, we wrap the plant in newspaper and then in a strong cardboard box with Thai registered airmail. EMS is also possible but prices are on request.

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