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It is not found in wild, generally grown as an avenue plant. Identified by fern-like tripinnate foliage and lilac and purple flowers. Recommended for plantations on wide range of soils specifically loamy laterite soils.
Family : Meliaceae
Common Name : Persian lilac
Telugu Name : Thurakavepa
Flowering : Flowering in April to June (occasional flowering in December).
Fruiting : Fruits appear after monsoon and are green, then ripen to yellow in cold season.
Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Drupe 1.5 cms in dia., globose, 5 to 6 celled, 5 seeded (or fewer by abortion); yellow when ripe but subsequently wrinkled. Seeds yellowish brown, very hard, each having a natural perforation through the center.
Seed Collection and Storage : In November - December, the fruits are collected from the trees and depulping is not necessary. Fruits are dried in the sun for 3 to 4 days and stored in gunny bags. The seeds retain their viability for one year.
Pretreatment : Seeds or dried fruits are soaked in cold water for several days.
Nursery Technique : Seeds or dried fruits are sown about 5 to 8 cms a part in shaded beds in February to March and lightly covered with soil. The seedlings are pricked out in to polypots and planted out in August.
|No.of fruits per kg.||No. of seeds per Kg.||Germination percentage||Plant percent||No. of seedlings per Kg. of seed||Period of germination in days|
|141||750 to 917||65 to 70||20||286||15 to 45|