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Pongamia Pinnata, Karanj - Plant

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Note: The image is for reference purpose. Actual plant height will be 0.5 to 3ft.
It is often planted as an ornamental and shade tree. This specie is commonly called Pongam, Karanj, or a derivation of these names.
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Pongamia pinnata, a fast-growing, hardy tree that is native to India and grows all over the world in sub-tropical climates. Pongamia grows robustly on dry, marginal land using its deep tap root and produces a large amount of oilseeds that can be mechanically harvested and processed using existing agriculture equipment.

Common name: Karanja
Color: purple, pink, and white
Height: 8 meters
Difficulty level: Easy.

Planting & Care

Sunlight: Full sun.

Soil: Can grow on most soil types ranging from stony to sandy to clay.

Water: Draught taulerant

Temprature: Maximum temperature ranges from 27 to 38oC and the minimum 1 to16oC.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • A thick yellow-orange to brown oil is extracted from seeds.
  • Yields of 25% of volume are possible using a mechanical expeller.
  • However, for village crushers average yield is 20%.
  • The oil has a bitter taste and a disagreeable aroma, thus it is not considered edible.
  • In India, the oil is used as a fuel for cooking and lamps.
  • The oil is also used as a lubricant, water-paint binder, pesticide, and in soap making and tanning industries.

Ornamental use:
  • Ornamental shade tree.


Reference:
http://www.floridagrownspecialties.com/pongamia-trees/ http://www.svlele.com/karanj.htm
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