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Mimusops elengi

Mimusops elengi

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Mimusops Elengi


Botanical Name

Mimusops elengi

Common Name

Molsri, Spanish cherry, Medlar, and Bullet wood

Synonyms

 

Collection Locale

Plains and low terrain, INDIA

Altitude

upto 2800 ft

Seed Collection period

April-May

Seed Longevity

2-3 year

Seed Purity

99 %

Seed Treatment

n

Usual Germination

30-60 %

Characteristics:

Evergreen, Ornamental, medicinal

Seed Counts per KG

7500-9000

Mimusops elengi Maulsari is a medium-sized evergreen tree found in tropical forests in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Northern Australia. English common names include Spanish cherry, Medlar, and Bullet wood. In Hindi Maulsari. Its timber is valuable, the fruit is edible, and it has traditional medicinal uses.

Bullet wood is an evergreen tree reaching a height of about 16 m. It flowers in April, and fruiting occurs in June. Leaves are glossy, dark green, oval shaped, 5–14 cm long and 2.5–6 cm wide. Flowers are cream, hairy and scented. Bark is thick and appears dark brownish black or grayish black in colour, with striations and a few cracks on the surface. The tree may reach up to a height of 9-18 m with about 1 m in circumference.

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