Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Acacia nilotica (L.) Delile

Family: Mimosaceae Genus: Acacia Species: Acacia nilotica (L.) Delile






Synonym Acacia arabica (Lam.) Willd., Acacia scorpioides W.Wight
Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Babul Tree Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Gum Arabic Tree Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 900 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details A moniliform pod, stipitate, constricted, apex horned; seeds 13
Habitat Occurs in arable lands and scrub jungles Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Asia, Tropical Africa, Australia and America Bark Details The bark is dark either brownish or greyish with longitudinal cleavage
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species This evergreen tree is of medium height around 25 to 30 feet. It looks like a bush Leaf Details There are 10 to 12 pair of leaflets of 1/8 to 1/4 inch long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found