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Description

Khirni (Manilkara hexandra) is a tree species in the tribe Sapoteae, in the Sapotaceae family

Manilkara hexandra is a slow-growing but fairly large evergreen species. Ceylon Iron Wood is a tree or a shrub, 3-12 m tall, with gray bark and smooth branchlets. Alternately arranged leaves are often closely clustered towards the end of branchlets, with conspicuous sca Leaf-stalks are 0.8-2 cm.

The leaf blade is obovate to obovate-elliptic, both surfaces smooth, base broadly wedge-shaped to obtuse. Flowers arise in fascicles in leaf axils. Berry is obovoid-oblong to ellipsoid.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 7 inch (18 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Ceylon Iron Wood, milk tree, wedge-leaved ape flower, Khirni, Palu, Rayan
Maximum Reachable Height 3-12 meter
Flower Colour White or light yellow
Bloom Time August-December
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
  • Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
  • A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
  • Khirni care

    It grows in tropical and temperate forests.

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 24 degrees C to 33 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Khirni special feature

    A handsome Indian evergreen tree often planted as an ornamental for its fragrant white flowers that yield a perfume; source of very heavy hardwood used for railroad ties. In olden time, the very hard timber was used for making lances.

    Khirni uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • The leaves are applied to the head in the form of a poultice for severe colds
    • Oil from the seeds is used for sores, scabies, wounds, and rheumatism
    • The root of this herb is often used as an antidote for snake poison
    • The dried flowers are used for bleeding hemorrhoids and dysentery with mucus
    • Fresh flowers are also prescribed for excessive thirst, excessive perspiration, cough, and for indigestion

    Culinary Use:

    • Leaves

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