Acacia chundra (Rottler) Willd.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA OR BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Acacia chundra
  • Basionym : Mimosa chundra Rottler
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acacia chundra (Rottler) Willd.
  • Common name : Red Cutch
  • Vernacular name : Kachu, Kadhira, Kempu jaali, Tare (Kan.); Krunkali, Karangaali (Tam.); Sundra (Tel.)
  • Key identification features : Moderate-sized tree. Branches are with curved red prickles. Leaves are alternate and pinnately compound with glands present on the rachis. Flowers are small, pale yellow, in terminal spikes. Pods are dark brown.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Comments : In foothills of scrub jungles to 750 m.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district, Kolar district (Karnataka State); Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district), Kadapa district, Krishna district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Koraput district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Acacia chundra. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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