Acacia decurrens (Wendl.) Willd.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Basionym : Mimosa decurrens Wendl.
  • Synonym(s) : Racosperma decurrens (Willd.) Pedley
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acacia decurrens Willd.
  • Common name : Silver Wattle, Black Wattle
  • Vernacular name : Chavukku, Semaivelampattai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : Tree with angled bracteoles. Pods consisting between Seeds
  • Key identification features : Branchelets angled; foliage glabrous
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Odisha : Parlak mundi (Gajapati district)
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • Native : Australia
  • World Distribution : Introduced in Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Mysore
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Acacia decurrens. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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