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Mallotus Philippensis Seeds

Specifications

Family Euphorbiaceae
Telugu Name Senduri, Kumkuma
Fruiting Fruits ripen from February to May.

Additional Information

Min. Order Quantity 20 Pack(s)

Sparingly found in Telangana area and the North Coastal Districts. It is identified by red-dotted glands on the backside of the leaf and red glands on the surface of the capsules. It is a good soil improver. It is sensitive to drought. It coppices well and produces root suckers.

 

Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Capsules 3-coccus, loculicidally 3 valved, 1.5 to 2 cms in diameter, densely covered with a scarlet powder. The seeds are minute, globose, black, smooth with a moderately thick brittle testa.

Seed Collection and Storage : Fruits are collected in April and washed to clean the resin and dried in the sun. Then fruits are beaten to separate the seeds. Seeds have short viability.

Pretreatment : Not required.

Nursery Technique : Seeds are put in raised primary bed in April and a cover of hay is given over the bed. Shade and moisture are necessary in the early stages. Germination starts in 3 weeks time and continues for sometime.

 

Flowering : Small flowers of brick red colour in terminal spikes appear in November to January.


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Seed Biology

No. of seeds per Kg. Germination percentage Plant percent No. of seedlings per Kg. of seed
25000 20 30 7000

 



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