- Deciduous trees, to 30 m high; bark 15-20 mm thick, surface grey-black, very rough, deeply vertically fissured, horizontally cracked, forming tessellated, thick flakes; blaze red.
- It is casually known as Crocodile Bark tree due to the characteristic bark pattern.
Seed standardization report:
- Common Name : Poovarasu
- Flowering Season : Through the year
- Fruiting Season ; Through the year
- No. of Seeds per kg : 7000
- Germination Capacity :40%
- Time Taken for Initial Germination 10 days
- Time Taken for Germination Capacity : 45days
- Germinative Energy : 30%
- Plant Percentage : 20%
- Purity Percentage : 100%
- Moisture Percentage : 10%
- No. of Seedling Per Kg : 1500
Pretreatments recommended :
- Soak seeds in cow dung slurry for 24 hrs. before sowing.