Albizzia amara, Boiv.
(Syn. Acacia amara, A. Wightii, Mimosa amara)
F amily: Leguminosae - Mimosoideae
Telugu Name: Narlingi, Konda Chiga:
The fruits ripen in November - January.
Morphology of the Fruit/Seed:
Pods 12 to 20 cms long and 2 to 3 cms broad in size; distinctly stalked; thin, flat, veined, greyish, brown, margins raised and undulated. Seeds 6 to 8 per pod.
Seed Collection and Storage:
Seed collection is made in January to March; abundant fruiting in every year. Ripe pods are collecte from the tree, dried and thrashed to extract the seeds. Seeds can be stored for two years without l_ in viability.
Soak the seeds in boiled water and allow the contents to cool for 24 hours.
It is rarely raised in nursery as direct sowing is good enough for plantations.