Acacia pennata (L.) Willd.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Acacia pennata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acacia andamanica I.C.Nielsen
  • Common name : Rusty Mimosa
  • Vernacular name : Valli khadira (San.); Kaadu seege balli (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2815, CJS 17926, KFP 6060
  • Collector(s) Name : S.B.Manohar & K.R.Keshava Murthy
  • Key identification features : A prickly, climbing shrub or a small tree. Leaves are bipinnate, up to 10 cm long, pinnae 12-15 pairs, leaflets 50-60 pairs, rachis of leaf with glands between upperpinnae. Inflorescence is a panicle upto 15 cm long. Flowers are in heads, white or pale yellow. Pod is strap shaped.
  • Habit : Climbing Shrub
  • Native : Paleotropics
  • Comments : Frequent in scrub of interior Karnataka. Bark is used for tanning.
  • Conservation Status : Rare (R)
  • Collection Locality : Gund-Blavi road (Uttara Kannada)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Bellary, Chikamagalur, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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