Acacia mangium Willd.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BABOOL FAMILY (बबूल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Synonym(s) : Racosperma mangium (Willd.) Pedley
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acacia mangium Willd.
  • Common name : Mangium Tree
  • Vernacular name : Manjium (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Grown as avenue tree, also raised in plantations
  • Comments / notes : Extensively planted in social forestry programs
  • Key identification features : Unarmed tree, Leaves phyllodic. Flowers pale yellow, pod coiled.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Moluccas Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 mangium. Downloaded on 30 October 2020.

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