Rakta Roda, Diospyros Angustifolia - Plant
Common name: Narrow-Leaved Ebony
Color: red,yellow, orange
Bloom time: December–February
Height: 0.5 to 3ft.
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Narrow-Leaved Ebony is a small tree, up to 10 m tall. Bark is brown, tubercled; blaze light orange yellow. Branchlets are round with short internodes, terminal young branchlets are densely yellow hairy.
Leaves are simple, alternate. Leaf stalk is up to 0.5 cm long, rusty hairy when young. Leaves are 2.2-8 x 1-2.5 cm, narrow-elliptic, tip bluntly pointed to blunt, base narrow, margin thick and distinctly wavy, leathery, hairy when young, otherwise hairless above.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 20 °c, 22 °c
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Flowers are dioecious - male flowers are 3 in axillary clusters, female flowers occur singly in leaf axils.
- Flowers are white.
- Berry is ellipsoid, to 1 cm long.
- Fruiting sepals are 3, slightly enlarged.
- Narrow-Leaved Ebony is endemic to the Western Ghats - mostly confined to Central Sahyadri above Chikmagalur Region.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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