Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Prosopis juliflora
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Sarkari jali, Bellary jali (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 1593, KFP 4366
  • Key identification features : A moderate-sized tree, armed with scattered prickles. Leaves are glabrous with oblong, small, unequal-sided leaflets, often with galls. Flowers are small in long catkins and with an yellow petals. Pods are turgid, slightly curved, slender and pale brown.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Mexico, South America, Caribbean
  • Comments : The flower arrangement on the inflorescence resembles flowers strung in a garland. Leaves a good fodder for cattle. Poor-mens fuel.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Tumkur, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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