Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Acacia farnesiana (Linn.) Willd.

Family: Mimosaceae Genus: Acacia Species: Acacia farnesiana (Linn.) Willd.






Synonym Acacia acicularis Willd., Farnesia odora Gasp., Acacia lenticellata F. Muell., Acacia indica (Poir.) Desv., Acacia minuta (M. E. Jones) R. M. Beauch. Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Valayti Kikar Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Sweet Accacia Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Valayti Kikar Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up To 1500m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Cylindrical, Turgid, Dark-brown, With A Double Row Of Seeds.
Habitat Dry habitats between sea level and 1000 m. Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Fiji, Northern Australia, Southern Australia, Southern France, Africa, India And Pakistan Bark Details Bark rich chocolate brown or grey, possessing long, sharp, multiple thorns
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Pinnate
Description of Species Perennial trees stems erect or ascending. Leaves are alternate, compound, even pinnate, bipinnate, leaf or leaflet margins entire, leaflets opposite, leaflets florescences globose heads, capitate or subcapitate, axillary. Flowers actinomorphic or somewhat irregular, calyx 5-lobed, glabrous, petals united, valvate, white, stamens numerous, more than 10, stamens completely free, separate, stamens long, exserted . Fruit a legume, indehiscent, elongate, straight, oblong or ellipsoidal, coriaceous or becoming woody, 3-10 seeded, seeds embedded in gummy or spongy pulp Leaf Details Leaves Are Alternate, Compound, Even Pinnate, Bipinnate, Leaf Or Leaflet Margins Entire, Leaflets Opposite, Leaflets 10-many

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