Acacia ferruginea DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Acacia ferruginea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acacia ferruginea DC.
  • Common name : Foreign White Sundra
  • Vernacular name : Banni (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 461, KFP 6736
  • Collector(s) Name : Syed Maqsood Ahamed
  • Endemism : South-west India
  • Key identification features : An armed, moderate-sized deciduous tree. Bark rough, rusty-brown with spines, short hooked, in pairs. Leaves are bipinnate, 4.5 inches with large, gland on the petiole and another between the uppermost pair of pinnae. Stipular spines are short, hooked and in pairs. Pinnae 3-6 pairs with leaflets about 10-20 pairs. Flowers are pale yellow, in slender, axillary spikes. Pod is straight, flat, thin and strap shaped.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Sacred Tree. Often produces red leaf galls.
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Collection Locality : Adichunchanagiri (Mandya)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Chikamagalur, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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