Phyllanthus emblica (Indian gooseberry)
Amla, Indian gooseberry, आँवला Aonla
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Amla is a small to medium sized deciduous tree, reaching 8 to 18 m in height, which is known for its edible fruit of the same name. The tree has crooked trunk and spreading branches. The leaves are simple, nearly stalkless and closely set along slender branchlets. The leaves are often mistaken for leaflets of pinnate leaves.
- Features – The tree is small to medium in size, reaching 1?8 m (3 ft 3 in?26 ft 3 in) in height. The branchlets are not glabrous or finely pubescent, 10 20 cm (3.9 7.9 in) long, usually deciduous; the leaves are simple, subsessile and closely set along branchlets, light green, resembling pinnate leaves.
- Moisture & Soil – It needs full sunlight and it prefers dry climate and can grow in vairable soil well drained soil will be great for it and needs irregation in initial then no Irregation during winters and rainy seasons
- Special Character – Pratapgarh is one of the largest producers and suppliers of Indian gooseberries. In this region, the fruit is commonly pickled with salt, oil, and spices. The amla fruit is eaten raw or cooked into various dishes. In Pratapgarh, tender varieties are used to prepare dal (a lentil preparation), and amle ka murabbah, a sweet dish made by soaking the berries in sugar syrup until they are candied. It is traditionally consumed after meals. It is also used in inks, shampoos and hair oils, the high tannin content of Indian gooseberry fruit serves as a mordant for fixing dyes in fabrics. Amla shampoos and hair oil are traditionally believed to nourish the hair and scalp and prevent premature grey hair.
- Fruits & Flowers – The flowers are greenish – yellow. The fruit is nearly spherical, light greenish yellow, quite smooth and hard on appearance, with six vertical stripes or furrows.