Horsfiedia irya

Common name in Sri Lanka is Rukmalabada tree

PES Database

Common Name(s) Ruk malabada
Botanical Name Horsfiedia irya
Origin of species Endemic
Family Myristicaceae
AF notation / physiognomy V9
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE 03
Photosynthetic Biomass
-Weight per leaf -8.4g
-Leaf cycle -Annual
-Length -10-35 cm
-Width -8-10 cm
Conservation Status  Least concern
Growth Rate  Moderate
Crown type  Broad crown
Propagation method  Seed
Root type  Tap deep
Preferred Soils  Sandy to loam, well drained moist soils
Impact on Soil  Soil quality enhance
Salinity tolerance
Human uses
Economic Importance  Timber, medicine
Distribution  Low and mid country wet zone
Light preferences  Full sun
Flowering time  Once Year
Flower Color  Yellow
Fruit type  Fleshy fruit