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Melia Dubia Relationship with Climate

MeliaDubiaThe tree is deciduous to semi-evergreen in nature, which grows upto 25m tall with wide spreading branches of handsome foliage. Bark is dark brown, fibrous which peels off in long strips of rectangular shape.Branch lets reduce in thickness towards one end & smooth when mature. Found growing in the deciduous forests and in the country sides on wastelands. Leaves are compound, rich in essential oils.

Leaves are compound, rich in essential oils, bipinnate to tripinnate, alternate, spiral upto 1 m long, pulvinate; rachis terete to 30 cm long; petiole 0.3-1.2 cm; pinnae 3-8 pairs; leaflets 2-11 on each pinnate, opposite, 4.5-9 x 2-4 cm, ovate-elliptic, apexacuminate, base cuneate or attenuate, asymmetric, margin crenate, coriaceous,glabrous when mature; midrib raised above; secondary nerves of 10 pairs, gradually curved; tertiary nerves broadly reticulate.

Melia Dubia Bipinnate To Tripinnate Alternate

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Melia Dubia Rachis Terete to 30 cm longPetiole 0.3-1.2cm

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Melia Dubia Pinnae 3-8 pairs

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Melia Dubia Leaflets 2-11 on each pinnate

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Melia Dubia Leaves are Ovate-Elliptic in Shape and Size - 4.5-9 x 2-4 cm

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Melia Dubia Asymmetric Shapes

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Melia Dubia  Margin Crenate

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Melia Dubia Midrib Raised Above

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Melia Dubia  Leaves are shed during (December-January)

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Inflorescence is an auxiliary panicle, 12-20 cm long; flowers are small, greenish white, honey scented, appearing in bunches with new flush of leaves (Jan -March).

Melia Dubia Flowers Are Small Greenish WhiteHoney Scented Appearing In Bunches With New Flush Of Leaves.

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Fruit is a drupe, ovoid or ellipsoid with longitudinal ridges, pulpy and yellowish on ripening with a sweet smell. Fruit ripe in cold season (October- February)

Melia Dubia Fruit Is A Drupe, Ovoid Or Ellipsoid With Longitudinal Ridges, Pulpy And Yellowish On Ripening With A Sweet Smell. Fruit Ripe In Cold Season (October- February)

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Each Fruit Consists Of 3-4 Seeds. Fruits Have A Hard Endocarp And Are Therefore Quite Difficult To Germinate. The Seeds Weigh 250-320 Numbers To The Kilogram.

Melia Dubia each fruit consists of 3-4 seeds. Fruits have a hard endocarp and are therefore quite difficult to germinate. The seeds weigh 250-320 numbers to the kilogram

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