|Family||Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae|
|Telugu Name||Yepi, Narayepi|
|Fruiting||Pods ripen from April to June.|
Commonly seen along Godavari and a common associate of Red Sanders. Identified by greyish green cariaceous bifoliate leaves. For its best development, a deep porous soil with well-fissured underlying rock is required. It is a drought resistant species.
Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Pods 5 to 8 cms long, brownish, flat, coraiceous oblong-lanceolate with parallel longitudinal veins, 1-seeded near the top. Seed is flat, 2.0 cms by 0.8 cm in size; sub-reiniform, pointed at one end and rounded at the other with a fairly hard testa.
Seed Collection and Storage : Pods can be collected by lopping branches, dried for 3-4 days and then stored in the gunny bags or sealed tins with heavy dose of insecticide. Good seed years once in 3-5 years in different locations. It can be stored for one year.
Pretreatment : Not required.
Nursery Technique : Seeds are sown in primary bed in August after collection and the seedlings are transplanted when 6 to 8 cms tall polythene bags. 10 months old seedlings are planted out.
Flowering : Pale yellowish green flowers appear from July to September.
|No. of seed per Kg.||Germination percentage||Plant percent||Purity percent||Time taken for germination||Moisture percentage||No. of seedlings per Kg. og seed|
|4800 to 5200||38 to 80||15 to 32||75||3 to 21||8.5||1000 to 1500|