Acacia planifrons Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA OR BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Acacia planifrons
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acacia planifrons Wight & Arn.
  • Common name : The Umbrella Thorn Babool
  • Vernacular name : Budde jali (Kan.); Kodaivel, Kodaicheetahai, Sithai, Odai (Tam.); Goduguthumma (Tel.)
  • Key identification features : A small tree with a characteristic, flat spreading, umbrella-like crown. Flowers white in clusters.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : January-March
  • Comments : Occasional in scrub forest of Eastern Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district (Karnataka State); Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Coimbatore district, Krishnagiri district, Dharmapuri district (Tamil Nadu State); Guntur district, Anantapur district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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 planifrons. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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