Acacia nilotica subsp. indica (Benth.) Brenan

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Acacia nilotica
  • Subspecies : indica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acacia nilotica subsp. indica (Benth.) Brenan
  • Common name : Babool Acacia, Indian Gum Arabic
  • Vernacular name : Barburah, Vavari (San.); Babul, Babur (Hin.); Kari jali, Gobli (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 4367, KFP 8311
  • Collector(s) Name : P.Prakash
  • Key identification features : A medium-sized deciduous tree that is armed with sharp, long spines. Leaves are alternate, twice compound with a pair of spines at their base. Leaflets are small, up to 24 pairs attached to the secondary rachis. Flowers are tiny and clustered in bright-yellow globose heads. Pods are long, greyish with constrictions between one-seeded portions. Bark is dark, thick, deeply-ridged and fissured.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : A pioneer tree
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Chaluvanahalli (Kolar)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chitradurga, Hassan, Kolar, Mysore, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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