Acacia polyacantha Willd.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Acacia polyacantha
  • Synonym : Acacia suma (Roxb.) Voigt; Mimosa suma Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acacia polyacantha Willd.
  • Common name : White Cutch
  • Vernacular name : Swetakhair (Hin.); Muguli (Kan.); Kovalai mullu maram (Tam.); Tellachandra, Tellasundra (Tel.); Gonhareu, Somi (Ori.); Kadarah (San.)
  • Habitat :
  • Key identification features : A medium size deciduous tree. Bark, white or greyish, smooth, peeling off in small papery flakes, marked at intervals by horizontal patches of darker colour.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-October
  • Comments : In foothills to 1200 m of decidous forests and scrub jungles. Bark used in tanning.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district, Kolar district (Karnataka State); Melagiri Hills (Dharmapuri district) (Tamil Nadu State); Puri district, Kalahandi district, Khurda district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Tropical Africa, Madagascar; Introduced in the Caribbean
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; 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. polyacantha. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.


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