Acacia mearnsii De Wilde

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Synonym(s) : Acacia decurrens (Wendl.) Willd. var. mollis Lindl.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acacia mearnsii De Wild.
  • Common name : Black Wattle
  • Vernacular name : Chavukku (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : In Plantations
  • Comments / notes : Introduced in higher hills. The main source of tanning bark in India.
  • Key identification features : Evergreen tree; flowering heads pale yellow
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Planted in the hills
  • Native : Australia
  • World Distribution : Widely planted
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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 mearnsii. Downloaded on 19 August 2019.

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