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Useful Tropical Plants

Hardwickia binata

Roxb.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Anjan

Hardwickia binata
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General Information

Anjan is a moderate-sized to large, graceful, deciduous tree with drooping slender branches[
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]. It can grow up to 24 - 30 metres tall, with a clean cylindrical bole that can be up to 12 - 15 metres[
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]. In isolated situations, or on poor soils, the tree tends to branch low down and produce a short bole[
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The tree produces a good quality timber that makes an excellent fuel. It is also the source of a fibre.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - India.

Habitat

Isolated patches in teak forests, dry savannah and degraded dry deciduous forests[
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the dry to moist lowland tropics and subtropics, it is found at elevations up to 300 metres[
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]. In the cold season, frosts, generally mild, occur only in certain portions of its area of distribution, particularly in low-lying areas[
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The tree grows best on sandstone, conglomerate, quartzite, granite and schist, with an overlying soil of sandy loam or, very characteristic, a quartzose reddish gravelly sand[
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]. Young trees can withstand some shade and may even require artificial shading[
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].The overlying soil does not have to be deep since the taproot has a capacity for growing through fissures in solid rock[
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]. It tolerates acidic to neutral soils[
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]. Prefers a pH in the range 5.5 - 7.5, tolerating 4.5 - 8[
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In its natural range, the seedlings are sensitive to drought, while frosts are not severe enough to do any harm[
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A taproot that has the ability to penetrate hard soil and fissures in solid rock develops early in the life of the seedling plant[
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The tree pollards well even up to a comparatively advanced age, and old pollards when pollarded again almost invariably produce abundant new shoots[
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Young shoots are sensitive to fire, but recovery is good[
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A nodulating species, but there is considerable doubt about whether it is nitrogen fixing or not[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

Branches are much lopped for manure; leaves can be used as mulch[
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The plant has a deep rooting system and therefore does not compete much with any arable crops grown near it[
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Other Uses

The bark yields a strong fibre largely employed for making ropes[
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The wood is perhaps the hardest and heaviest in India[
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The tree provides excellent firewood and good charcoal[
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Propagation

Seed - fresh mature seed has a high fertility rate and germinates readily with moderate moisture[
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Seed may sometimes retain viability for 1 or even 2 years[
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Comments

hermionty 28th May 2015 10:20
THis tree is probably one of the most unique, but important found in our country, therefore we shall protect it, though leave these forests as they consist of hundreds of species of flora and fauna, perhaps endangered too! While trying to protect it, we should not disturb the happenings in the forests. Understand how important they are to us, providing us of so much of wood, fuel, oil and food! Imagine if they hardly lived 10 years later.....where would one go to get wood? Will you only eat Maggie or Pasta Or pakoda? What about vegetables and leaves and mushrooms and fruits? Think about it...Think about how healthy and fit out ancestors were. IF you think you are fit just because you weigh less than you friends or you are slim etc, then you are actually the one who is in danger. Atleast realize what we are doing exactly before it even disappears.

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