|Family||Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae|
|Flowering||April to May. But some sporadic flowering appears round the year.|
|Fruiting||Pods mature in the cold season.|
It is introduced in India as an ornamental plant. Easily identified by greyish green bark, small bipinnate compound leaves and yellow flowers. It is recommended for plantations in black cotton soil and sandy waste land.
Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Pod 7-15 cms long, moniliform, slender, pointed at the apex and the base, marked with converging parallel lines. Seeds 1-6; oblong, smooth, brown, usually mottled, 8 mm in size.
Seed Collection and Storage : Pods are plucked from the tree, dried in the sun for 5 to 7 days and then beaten to harvest the seeds. Seeds can be stored for one year.
Pretreatment : Soaking in water for 24 hours.
Nursery Technique : It is raised either from seeds or cuttings.
|No. of seeds per Kg.||Germination percentage||Plant percent||Period of germination in days||No. of seedlings per Kg. of seed|
|5000 to||80||69||6 to 14||300 to 480|