Nursery Technologies

Anogeissus latifolia

Family Combretaceae
Common/Tamil Name Axlewood / Veliainagai, Vekkali, Namai
Fuel (Calorific Value) Good fuel wood
Other Uses Wood is used for agricultural implements, also gives a good fuel & Charcoal, Leaf for tanning. Gum is a constituent of 'Gum-Ghatti' and is used for sizing paper and in calicoprinting. Gum is used for Pharmacuetical purposes also.
Seed Collection time January - February and July - August
No. of Seeds per kg 30,000 to 40,000 / Kg.
Viability Upto 3 months
Germination percentage 5%
Seed Treatment Soaking in cold water for about 2 days
Nursery Technique Mother bed prepared. Top layer for 10 cm covered with sand and further covered with straw. Germination is very poor. 6 months old seedling is suitable for planting. In 30 x 45 cm size bags seedlings attain 6 feet tall in 8 months.

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