Acacia planifrons Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acacia planifrons Wight & Arn.
  • Common name : Umbrella Thorn Babool
  • Vernacular name : Budde jali (Kannada); Kodaivelam, Kodaicheethai, Sithai, Odai (Tamil); Godugu thumma (Telugu); Kudavelam, Kodavelam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in scrub forest
  • Key identification features : Tree with a flat spreading Umbrella like crown. Flowering heads white.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-April (WG)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Guntur district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Hassan district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Tiruchirapalli district, Kanyakumari district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Madurai district, Ramanathapuram district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • 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 planifrons. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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