Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BABOOL FAMILY (बबूल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Basionym : Mimosa cineraria L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce
  • Vernacular name : Jand, Chaunkra, Khar, Khejra (Hindi); Shami (Oria); Shamivruksha (Sanskrit); Jammi chettu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Sometimes planted
  • Flower, Fruit : April-May
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 20/12/2010
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-0372
  • Collection Locality : Naganupula, Kadapa distric (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, Anantapur district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Kanyakumari district, Ramanathapuram district, Thanjavur district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvallur district, Villipuram district
  • World Distribution : Southeast Asia, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Arabia, India
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Prosopis cineraria. Downloaded on 7 December 2021.

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