Acacia intsia (L.) Willd.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BABOOL FAMILY (बबूल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Basionym : Mimosa intsia L.
  • Synonym(s) : Acacia caesia Wight & Arn.; Mimosa tenuifolia Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Senegalia intsia (L.) Maslin, Seigler & Ebinger
  • Common name : Incha, Soap bark, Palinja
  • Vernacular name :
    • Velutha-incha, Incha, Eenga, Palinja,Eenja (Malayalam)
    • Kari indu (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Very common along the stream banks, wastelands and scrub jungles, also grow in Tropical evergreen forests, Tropical semi-evergreen forests; from plains to 500 m. altitude
  • Key identification features : Large prickly shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Pudukkottai district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Jammu and Kashmir : Jammu and Kashmir
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka
  • Literature :
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 116
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Acacia intsia. Downloaded on 20 May 2024.

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