Khirni (Manilkara hexandra) is a tree species in the tribe Sapotaceae, in the Sapotaceae family

Manilkara hexandra is a slow-growing but fairly large evergreen species. Ceylon IronWood is a tree or a shrub, 3-12 m tall, with gray bark and smooth branchlets. Alternately arranged leaves are often closely clustered towards the end of branchlets, with conspicuous scars. Leaf-stalks are 0.8-2 cm.

The leaf blade is ovate to ovate-elliptic, both surfaces smooth, base broadly wedge-shaped to obtuse. Flowers arise in fascicles in leaf axils. Berry is obovoid-oblong to ellipsoid.

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Common Name Ceylon IronWood, milk tree, wedge-leaved ape flower, Khirni, Palu, Rayan
Maximum Reachable Height 3-12 meter
Flower Colour White or light yellow
Bloom Time August-December
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.

Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.

A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.

Khirni Care

It grows in tropical and temperate forests.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 24 degrees C to 33 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Khirni Special Feature

A handsome Indian evergreen tree often planted as an ornamental for its fragrant white flowers that yield a perfume; source of very heavy hardwood used for railroad ties. In the olden time, very hard timber was used for making lances.

Khirni Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • The leaves are applied to the head in the form of a poultice for severe colds
  • Oil from the seeds is used for sores, scabies, wounds, and rheumatism
  • The root of this herb is often used as an antidote for snake poison
  • The dried flowers are used for bleeding hemorrhoids and dysentery with mucus
  • Fresh flowers are also prescribed for excessive thirst, excessive perspiration, cough, and indigestion

Culinary Use:

  • Leaves



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