|| Acacia hooperiana
Miq., Guilandina microphylla DC., Mimosa concinna Willd.
|English / Trade Name
|Vernacular /Local Name
||up to 500m
||Fruit a pod, thick, somewhat flattened.
||Cultivated, Native of Tropical Africa
||Bark rugged with thorny branches, brown smooth stripes. Thorns short, broad-based, flattened.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sukhna Choe Reserve Forest & Sukhna Lake , Sector 1, Sector 6, Sector 10, Sector 17, Sector 19, Sector 32, Sector 33
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||Medium size tree with a fine spreading crown. Leaves divided into 5 to 12 pairs of oblong to elliptic-ovate leaflets, with acute tip. Flowers appear in groups along the downy branches, grow in whorls, deep pink, fading to white and each petal is somewhat pointed at the tip. Calyx green and velvety and the bracts narrow ovals. Fruit a pod.
||Leaves double-pinnate, with 5-7 pairs of pinnae, the primary rachis being thorny, velvety. Each pinnae has 12-18 pairs of leaflets, which are oblong-lanceshaped, pointed, obliquely rounded at base.