Parkinsonia aculeata L.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : IMLI FAMILY (ईमली फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Parkinsonia aculeata L.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Naaivelan (Tamil)
    • Simatumma (Telugu)
    • Vedibabhul, Vilayatikikar (Marathi)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Arable lands and wastelands
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 500m along moist places and banks of rivers; also planted
  • Key identification features : Thorny tree
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, Chittoor district, Prakasam district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Rayagada district, Koraput district, Balasore district, Ganjam district, Puri district, Ganjam district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • 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=Parkinsonia aculeata. Downloaded on 29 May 2024.

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