Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight. & Arn.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Dichrostachys cinerea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight. & Arn.
  • Common name : Sickel Bush, Bell mimosa
  • Vernacular name : Vellantarah (San.); Vurttuli, Kheri (Hin.); Banni, Vadavarda gida (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3970, KFP 6385
  • Key identification features : Armed trees or shrubs with branches spreading and ending in a spine. Leaves about 5 cm long, ending in a spine. Glands between pinnae, from sessile to long stalked. Inflorescence is a characteristic head or a spike with pink flowers.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : Indo-Malaysia, Northern Australia, Tropical Africa
  • Comments : Wood is used for making walking sticks.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Bidar, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Kolar, Mysore, Raichur, Tumkur, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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