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Caesalpinia digyna - Rottler

Common Name Teri pods, Udakiryaka
Family Fabaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rather dry open habitats up to 250 metres in Indonesia[310 ]. Thickets, light forests and forest borders, in Indo-China up to 1,200 metres[303 ].
Range E. Asia - China, Indian subcontinent, Malaysia to Indonesia.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (4 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (2 of 5)
Care (info)
Tender Moist Soil Full sun
Caesalpinia digyna Teri pods, Udakiryaka


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Caesalpinia digyna is an evergreen Shrub growing to 10 m (32ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 10.
It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Caesalpinia oleosperma Roxb.

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Oil
Edible Uses: Oil

Regional Crop (These crops have been domesticated and cultivated regionally but have not been adopted elsewhere and are typically not traded globally, Examples in this broad category include perennial cotton and many nuts and staple fruits [1-3]. Staple Crop: Protein-oil (16+ per cent protein, 16+ per cent oil). (Annuals include soybeans, peanuts, sunflower seeds. Perennials include seeds, beans, nuts, and fruits such as almond, Brazil nut, pistachio, walnut, hazel, and safou)[1-3].

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Medicinal Uses

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Antipyretic  Astringent  Tonic

The root is astringent[310 ]. It is given internally in the treatment of phthisis, scrofula and diabetes[310 ]. Teri Pods yield the glycoside bergenin, which gives the plant its therapeutic properties. As an antioxidant, Teri Pods are revered as a tonic and physical rejuvenative. As an antipyretic, it lowers fever. As an astringent on topical application will heal wounds more quickly.

References   More on Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Dye  Fodder  Ink  Mordant  Oil  Tannin

The roots and the seedpods are a source of tannins[46 ]. Very rich in tannin, they are used in local tanning industries[303 ]. The pods can also serve to prepare a blackish or bluish dye and black ink, and are sometimes employed as a mordanting agent[303 ]. The wood is reported to contain a red dye[303 ]. The pods contain an oil that can be used in lamps[310 ]. Fodder (Pod Fodder plants with pods)[1-3]. Industrial Crop: Starch (Materials and chemicals include bioplastics, paper, cardboard, solvents, paints, glues etc. Plants are usually pods, starchy fruits, nuts & seeds, starchy trunks)[1-3].

Special Uses

Carbon Farming  Food Forest

References   More on Other Uses

Cultivation details

Fodder: Pod  Industrial Crop: Oil  Industrial Crop: Starch  Industrial Crop: Tannin  Management: Standard  Regional Crop  Staple Crop: Protein-oil

Succeeds in warm temperate to tropical climates[310 ]. Succeeds in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil[200 ]. Requires a position in full sun[200 ]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200 ]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[200 ].

Carbon Farming

  • Fodder: Pod  Fodder plants with pods.
  • Industrial Crop: Oil  Materials, chemicals and energy include bioplastics, biomass, glycerin, soaps, lubricants, paints, biodiesel. Oilseed crop types.
  • Industrial Crop: Starch  Materials and chemicals include bioplastics, paper, cardboard, solvents, paints, glues etc. Plants are usually pods, starchy fruits, nuts & seeds, starchy trunks.
  • Industrial Crop: Tannin  Occur generally in the roots, wood, bark, leaves, and fruit of many plants. Used in tanning leather, dyeing fabric, making ink, and medical applications.
  • Management: Standard  Plants grow to their standard height. Harvest fruit, seeds, or other products. Non-Destructive management systems.
  • Regional Crop  These crops have been domesticated and cultivated regionally but have not been adopted elsewhere and are typically not traded globally, Examples in this broad category include perennial cottons and many nuts and staple fruits.
  • Staple Crop: Protein-oil  (16+ percent protein, 16+ percent oil). Annuals include soybeans, peanuts, sunflower seeds. Perennials include seeds, beans, nuts, and fruits such as almond, Brazil nut, pistachio, walnut, hazel, and safou.

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - pre-soak for 12 - 24 hours in warm water prior to sowing. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out. Softwood cuttings in sand in a frame[200 ].

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Gilo, Khvaw baba, Kalein, Khvaw banla, Mak-sup-ka-lun, Moc-meo xanh, Nune-gacca, Sun-lethe, Umul-kuchi, Vakeri-mul, Vakerimula

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Asia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indochina, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, SE Asia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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