Suresh Forestry Network
Chickballapur, Chikkaballapur, Karnataka, India
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Widely occurs in the State and commonly planted species because of its wide adaptability. It grows best in fairly moist situations on porous and well drained soil; thriving even on pure sand and black cotton soil. Identified by greyish bark, imparipinnate shinning leaves and pinkish white flowers. It is an excellent coppicer and produces root suckers.
Family : Leguminosae - Papilionioideae
Common Name : Ponga oil plant
Telugu Name : Kanuga
Flowering : White and purple flowers in axillary racemes appear in April to July.
Fruiting : Pods ripen from February to May.
Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Pods 4 to 5 cms by 1.5 to 2.5 cms in size, pointed at both the ends; yellowish-grey when ripe. 1 or 2 seeded, seed 1.8 to 2 cms long, compressed, elliptical or reniform, wrinkled, reddish brown.
Seed Collection and Storage : Pods are collected from April to June, thrashed to separate the seeds and dried before storage. Pods should be stored without breaking when they are to be stored for a year. Seeds remain viable for a year at least.
Pretreatment : Cold water treatment for 24 hours.
Nursery Technique : Sowing is done in polypots in July to August. Or, small seedlings from the primary beds can be pricked to the polybags. Germination starts within 10 days.
|No. of dry pods per Kg.||No. of dry seeds per Kg.||Germination percentage||Germination period in days|
|460 to 530||810 to 1410||60 to 89||10 to 60|