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Rudraksha (Elaeocarpus ganitrus)

Jenitri or Rudra's tear drops or rudraksha or Elaeocarpus sphaericus (Elaeocarpus ganitrus) are plant species in Elaeocarpaceae, purple fruit when ripe with large seeds and commonly used as jewelry making beads, and wood has high economic value.

E. ganitrus is a tree-planted plant that produces unique seeds and is often used in Hindu and Buddhist worship, rosaries in Christianity and prayer beads in Islam. It grows well at an altitude of 350-1200 m above sea level.

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The tree has a height of 20-30 meters growing upright, cylindrical trunk to a diameter of up to 150 cm with sympodial branches and rough surface. The leaves have a length of 8-20 cm and a width of 3-6 cm and sit leaves spread on the stem. Single leaf oval, serrated edge, pinnate bones and short stems.

Jenitri has compound flowers in panicles, appearing as axillary floss, consisting of petals and crowns. Strands of green petals, hair and oval. The crown resembles a bell with yellow strands and stature. The fruit is round, green and blue when ripe.

Dark brown round seeds, threaded and curved surfaces similar to carvings or mukhi, are hard and can last up to 8 generations. The number of mukhi varies between 1-11 with different names. The more complicated texture and smaller size will make the price of jenitri seeds more expensive.

Rudraksha has a high price which is determined by the pattern, size and line that is on the seed. Trees bear fruit after five to seven years of planting and are harvested twice per year. Maintenance is very easy, only need to apply fertilizer and water regularly.



Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Elaeocarpaceae
Genus: Elaeocarpus
Species: E. ganitrus

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