Common Name : Indian Rosewood Flowering : Whitish flowers in short axillary much-branched panicles appear in June to July.
Fruiting : Pods ripen from December to March.
Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Pods 4 to 8 cms by 1.5 to 2.0 cms in size; oblong-lanceolate, abruptly narrowed to a stipe; flat, glabrous; 1 to 3 seeded.
Seed Collection and Storage : The ripe dark brown pods are collected from the trees by lopping the branches in February to March, dried in the sun and broken. Extraction of clean seed is not necessary for sowing. Pods stored in gunny bags. Seeds lose their viability appreciably when kept for one year or more.
Pretreatment : Not required. Nursery Technique : Seeds are sown in primary beds (porous sandy loam soil) in drills.
Germination : 20 %
Nos. of Seeds in per Kg : 60000
Suitable Season : Feb-march and Nov-Dec
Germination time : 5 to 25 days