Sunday, 8 February 2009

Lomatia heterophylla

LOMATIA (from Greek word for edge, alluding to the winged seeds). Proteacese. About a dozen shrubs and trees in Australia and Tasmania, and in Chile, little known in cultivation, a very few of which are in the trade. They are coolhouse subjects, and suitable for the open in the warmer parts, grown primarily for the handsome dentate, pinnate or pinnatifid foliage. They require the general treatment of the Australian cool greenhouse things; propagated by well-ripened cut- tings.

L. heterophylla is offered as an "elegant evergreen foliage plant." L. H. Bailey

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