GLIRICIDIA SEPIUM TREE SEEDS
Family : Leguminosae
Common Name : Gliricidia
Telugu Name : Madri
Flowering : Light pink flowers appear in November to December.
Fruiting : Fruits ripen in January to February.
Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Pods 8 to 12 cm yellowish brown when ripe, 8 to 10 seeds per pod.
Seeds light brown coloured, oval.
Seed Collection and Storage : Pods are collected in February to March before they dehisce on the tree and dried in the sun for 3 to 4 days to separate the seeds. Viability is retained for one year.
Pretreatment : Seed is soaked in hot water, allowed to cool off during the night and sown the next morning.
Nursery Technique : Two seeds per polybag are dibbled in March. Watering is done regularly. Overhead shade is essential.
Germination is noticed within 10 days. The seedlings attain plantable size by July. It is easily propagated by cutting when there is ample soil moisture.germination percentage:80%..no.of .seeds:8000