Acacia auriculiformis Benth.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BABOOL FAMILY (बबूल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Synonym(s) : Racosperma auriculiforme (Benth.) Pedley; Acacia moniliformis Griseb.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Acacia auriculiformis Benth.
  • Common name : Ear-leaf Acacia, Darwin Black Wattle
  • Vernacular name :
    • Acacia (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Key identification features : Evergreen, unarmed tree; Leaves alternate, simple, reduced to phyllodes; Flowers loose, yellow-orange spikes; Fruit flat, oblong pod, twisted at maturity.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-August
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district
    • Kerala : Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Thane district
    • Odisha : Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Australia, Maluku, New Guinea
  • Exotic/Native : Exotic
  • World Distribution : Australia, Maluku, New Guinea
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Acacia auriculiformis. Downloaded on 19 June 2024.

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