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Rakta Roda, Diospyros Angustifolia - Plant

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Some are valued for their hard, heavy, dark timber, and some for their fruit. Some are useful as ornamentals and many are of local ecological importance.
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Description for Rakta Roda, Diospyros Angustifolia

Small trees to 4 m tall; bark dark grey, fissured, rough. Leaves alternate, 1-2.5 x 1-1.8 cm, obovate-oblong or spathulate, base cuneate to attenuate, apex obtuse to emarginate, coriaceous; petiole to 2 mm long. Flowers 1to3, in axillary fascicles, white. Male flower: calyx pale yellowish, c. 2 mm long, cup-shaped, lobes 3, 1-1.5 mm long, triangular-ovate, acute; corolla tube 5 -6 mm long, tubular, lobes 3, 1 -1.5 mm long, oblong-ovate, acute ; stamens 6, c. 2 mm long. Female flower: similar to male one; ovary c. 2 mm long, globose, silky-pubescent, stigmas 3. Berry 5-7 mm long, subglobose, yellow to brownish red. Seeds 1-3, c. 4 mm long, wedge-shaped.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Narrow-leaved ebony tree Red,yellow, orange February to may 0.5 to 3 feet. Easy to grow

Planting and 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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun Well-drained soil Medium 20 to 22 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Rakta Roda

  • 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.

Typical uses of Rakta Roda

Special features:

Culinary use: Leaves

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

References

    http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=%09Rakta+Roda&stpos=0&stype=AND

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What garden lovers say ... ?

5 / 5 Varsh 05 September 2017
Today i got this plant...the colour of leaves touches heart.
5 / 5 Joshi Prisy 30 August 2017
Plant is in good health.. I m really happy with this little one.
5 / 5 Madhu Pal 29 August 2017
Good packing. Plant is very healthy and also I received free seeds offer & cashback . Happy :-)
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