Prosopis Cineraria, Shami, Sami - Plant
Description for Prosopis Cineraria, Shami, Sami
Prosopis cineraria is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. Leaves are double compound. The leaflets are dark green and have a tiny point. The tree is evergreen or nearly so. It produces new flush leaves before summer. The flowers are small in size and yellow or creamy white in color, appear from March to May after the new flush of leaves. The pods are formed soon thereafter and grow rapidly in size attaining full size in about two months time.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Khejri Tree, Jand, Shemi, Shami||Yellow or creamy white||March to May||9.8 to 16.4 ft||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
This tree is a legume and it improves soil fertility. It is an important constituent of the vegetation system. Khejri Tree is a small moderate sized evergreen thorny tree, with slender branches armed with conical thorns and with light bluish-green foliage. Leaves are double compound. The leaflets are dark green and have a tiny point. The tree is evergreen or nearly so.
It produces new flush leaves before summer. The flowers are small in size and yellow or creamy white in colour, appear from March to May after the new flush of leaves.
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||20 degrees C to 32 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Prosopis Cineraria
- It is well adapted to the arid conditions and stands well to the adverse vagaries of climate and browsing by animals.
Typical uses of Prosopis Cineraria
Special features: NA
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Prosopis Cineraria plant produces gum, which is obtained during May and June. The bark of the tree is dry, acrid, bitter with a sharp taste; cooling anthelmintic; tonic, cures leprosy, dysentery, bronchitis, asthma, leukoderma, hemorrhoids and muscle tremors. The smoke of the leaves is good for eye troubles.
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