Larix decidua 30 PCS fresh seeds, European larch tree conifer, Pinetree evergreen, larch seeds, Common larch
European larch, or Falling larch (lat. Latix decidua)
The tree reaches a height of 30-40 (individual specimens up to 50) m with a trunk diameter of 80-100 (up to 150) cm. It is distinguished by durability, it lives up to 500 years or more. The crown is conical or irregular in shape. The bark on adult trunks is longitudinally fractured, brown or gray-brown, red-brown in the inner layers, 2-4 cm thick; on young shoots grayish-yellowish, naked. The root system is deep, providing full wind resistance; ectotrophic mycorrhiza is often present on young thin roots. The apical buds are small, spherical, lateral — hemispherical, glabrous. Needles in bundles of 20-40 (up to 65) pieces, light green, often with a bluish bloom, narrow-linear, soft, 10-40 mm long, 0.6—1.6 mm wide. Male spikelets are ovate-spherical, yellow; female spikelets are ovate-cylindrical, 10-18 mm long, more often purple, less often pink, greenish-white, green or yellow. In single plants, they first appear on the 10th-20th year, in planting on the 30th-35th year of life. They bloom simultaneously with the blossoming of needles. Cones are ovate-conical or oblong-ovate, young purple, mature brownish, 2-4 (up to 6) cm long, 2-2.4 cm in diameter, consist of 45-70 scales arranged in 6-8 rows. The seed scales are leathery, oval-rounded, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, slightly convex outwards; the covering scales are oval, with a long tip protruding from behind the seed scales. They open in the spring of the following year and fall off after 3-5 (up to 10) years, often together with the death of shoots. Cones often sprout a new green shoot. The seeds are back-oval, 3-4 mm long; the wing is thin, ovate-semicircular, 9-11 mm long. In 1 kg 125-135 thousand seeds; 1000 pieces weigh 4.7-6.5 g. It bears fruit in 3-5 years.