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Delonix Regia Seeds

Specifications

Family Leguminosae- Caesalpinioideae
Common Name Gulmohar
Telugu Name Erraturayi
Fruiting August to October. Pods remain on the tree for 1 year.

It is a native of Madagascar . It is widely cultivated as garden and avenue tree both in dry and moist regions of A.P. It is capable of growing in poor dry soil.

 

Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Pods large, flat, 40 to 70 cms by 2.5 to 4 cms in size, compressed, hard, brown or black when ripe. 20 to 30 seeds in distinct cavities, Greyish white, with a dark ridge, hard bony testa, oblong, 1.5 to 2 cms in length.  

Seed Collection and Storage : Pods are collected in September to October, immersed in water for 10 to 15 days and then dried for 2 to 3 days in sun and beaten up to separate the seed. The viability is retained upto 2 years.

Pretreatment : Seeds placed in boiling water and allowed to soak for 5 days or soaking the seed in cold water for 10 days.

Nursery Technique : Pretreated seeds are sown in polybags in September, germination commences within 30 to 35 days.6 to 9 month old seedlings are planted out.

 

Flowering : Bunches of scarlet red flowers appear in April to July when the tree becomes leafless.


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Seed Biology

No.of seeds per kg. Purity percent Moisture percentage Germination percentage Plant percent No. of seedlings per Kg. of seed
2910 to 3245 100 6.4 24 to 68 19 to 30 420 to 975

 



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