Rakta Roda, Diospyros Angustifolia - Plant
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.
|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
Culinary use: Leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
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Today i got this plant...the colour of leaves touches heart.
Plant is in good health.. I m really happy with this little one.
Good packing. Plant is very healthy and also I received free seeds offer & cashback . Happy :-)