Acacia planifrons Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BABOOL FAMILY (बबूल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Acacia planifrons Wight & Arn.
  • Common name : Umbrella Thorn Babool
  • Vernacular name :
    • Budde jali (Kannada)
    • Kodaivelam, Kodaicheethai, Sithai, Odai (Tamil)
    • Godugu thumma (Telugu)
    • Kudavelam, Kodavelam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tropical dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in scrub forest
  • Key identification features : Tree with a flat spreading Umbrella like crown. Flowering heads white.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-April (WG)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Guntur district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Hassan district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Tiruchirapalli district, Kanyakumari district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Madurai district, Ramanathapuram district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India
    • 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
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan
    • Saldanha, 1984
    • Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Acacia planifrons. Downloaded on 13 June 2024.

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