Melia Dubia Plant
Melia Dubia is the fastest growing tree and the wood from this tree is used in Plywood Industry. 400 trees can be planted in an acre that fetch 15-20 lakhs in 6 - 7years. The products manufactured from these medicinal herbal plants are skin friendly, herbal and does not produce any side effects. A large tree, attaining a height of 20 m. with a spreading crown and a cylindrical straight bole of 9 m. length X 1.2-1.5 m. girth found in Sikkim Himalayas, North Bengal. Upper Assam, Khasi Hills, hills of Orissa, N.Circas, Deccan and Western Ghats . Deciduous Height up to 25m. Leaves Alternate, 20-40 cm long, Leaflets 3-11, with serrate edges. Fowers: Showy, fragrant, numerous on slender stalks, white to lilac. Time of Flowering: March-April. Fruit: A small, yellow drupe, nearly round, about 15 mm in length. Seed: Oblongoid 3.5 mm x 1.6 mm. No. of seeds per fruit: 4 to 5 Time of seed ripening: Dec. to Feb. Seed viability: 1 to 3 years.