Acacia melanoxylon R.Br.

 
  • 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 melanoxylon (R.Br.) Pedley
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Acacia melanoxylon R.Br.
  • Common name : Australian Blackwood, Black wattle, Blackwood Acacia
  • Vernacular name :
    • Karutha wattle (Malayalam)
    • Thaerchavukku (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : Planted
  • Key identification features : Glabrous tree with bipinnate leaves when plant is young
  • Flower, Fruit : January-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Planted in the hills
  • Native : Australia
  • Literature :
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Acacia melanoxylon. Downloaded on 14 June 2024.

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