Embelica officinalis commonly known as Amla or Indian Gooseberry or Nelli is an important crop with high medicinal value. It is a small tree with leathery leaves and a fleshy fruit. The fruits have the richest source of vitamin-C and are considered to be good liver tonic. A small to medium sized deciduous tree, 8-18m. in height with crooked trunk and spreading branches. Leaves simple, sub sessile; flower greenish-yellow; fruit nearly spherical pale yellow with 6 vertical furrows. Amla tree starts bearing after about 4-5 years of planting.
The most popular cultivable varieties of amla is NA 7.
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