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Pongamia Pinnata

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Original price Rs. 150.00
Original price Rs. 150.00 - Original price Rs. 150.00
Original price Rs. 150.00
Current price Rs. 50.00
Rs. 50.00 - Rs. 50.00
Current price Rs. 50.00

Pongamia pinnata, commonly known as Pongam or Indian Beech, is a medium to large-sized evergreen tree belonging to the Fabaceae family. Native to India and other Southeast Asian countries, Pongamia is known for its ecological and economic significance. Here is a description of the Pongamia plant:

  1. Size and Shape: Pongamia is a medium to large-sized tree that can grow up to 15-25 meters (50-80 feet) in height. It has a wide-spreading crown with dense foliage.

  2. Leaves: The leaves of Pongamia pinnata are compound and alternate, composed of several pairs of oblong or elliptical leaflets. The leaflets are dark green and glossy on the upper surface and lighter in color on the underside.

  3. Flowers: The tree produces clusters of fragrant, pea-like flowers that are either white or pale pink. The flowers are borne in racemes and provide a beautiful display when the tree is in bloom.

  4. Fruits and Seeds: After flowering, Pongamia develops long, woody, flattened seed pods that contain oval-shaped seeds. These seeds are rich in oil, making Pongamia an economically important plant for its potential as a biofuel crop and for producing oil with various industrial uses.

  5. Bark: The bark of Pongamia is grayish-brown and has a rough texture with deep furrows as the tree matures.

  6. Habitat and Cultivation: Pongamia pinnata thrives in tropical and subtropical climates and is commonly found in coastal regions, along riverbanks, and in lowland forests. It is a hardy tree that can tolerate various soil types, including saline and waterlogged soils.

  7. Uses: Pongamia has several valuable uses. The oil extracted from its seeds is used for various purposes, including as a biodiesel feedstock, in soap and candle making, and in traditional medicine. The leaves and bark of the tree are also used in traditional medicine for their medicinal properties.

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