Acacia from Panipat for id

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Balkar Arya

Apr 11, 2010, 3:07:29 PM4/11/10
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Dear Members
Acacia sp for id pls

From Yamuna River Bank Panipat





Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-


Panipat Yamuna River Bank

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type


Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb




6-10 ft

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-


Pinnatly compound

Inflorescence Type/ Size-


Globose head

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts

Yellow flowers (inflorescence)

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds


Not seen

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.-



Balkar Singh
Acacia Shrub-1.jpg
Acacia Shrub-2.jpg

tanay bose

Apr 11, 2010, 11:53:54 PM4/11/10
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Dear Balkar Ji,
The zigzag branches of this Acacia tree reminds me of one species which is .........................

Acacia farnesiana (Linnaeus) Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 4: 1083. 1806.

Synonym: Mimosa farnesiana L.; Vachel­lia farnesiana (Linn) Wight & Arnott.

Shrubs or small trees, 2-4 m tall. Bark brown, rough. Branches numerous; branchlets zigzag, with small lenticels. Leaves 2-7 cm; stipules spinelike, spines 1-2 cm, shorter on short branchlets; leaf rachis villous, glandular; pinnae 4-8 pairs, axillary, 1.5-3.5 cm in diam.; leaflets 10-20 pairs, linear-ob­long, 2-6 × 1-1.5 mm, glabrous. Heads 1-3, axillary, 1-1.5 cm in diam.; peduncles 1-3 cm, hairy; bracts at or near tip of peduncle. Flowers yellow, fragrant. Calyx ca. 1.5 mm, 5-toothed. Corolla ca. 2.5 mm, 5-toothed. Stamens ca. 2 × as long as corolla. Ovary cylindric, puberulent. Legume brown, straight or curved, turgid, subcylindric, 3-7 cm × 8-15 mm, glabrous, scarcely dehiscent, filled with a pith separating seeds from each other. Seeds several, brown, ovoid, ca. 6 mm. Fl. Mar-Jun, fr. Jul-Dec. 2n = 26, 52.

Please Validate my ID.



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Vasant Barve

Apr 12, 2010, 1:02:41 PM4/12/10
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Do flowers have very nice fragrance? Are pod black and make rattling sound.

in Marathi we call Vedi Babhul.

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Shivagiri Colony, Gangapur Road,
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Balkar Arya

Apr 12, 2010, 8:40:21 PM4/12/10
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Dear Vasant Ji
As i remember no fragrance was there, however i will try to confirm both these facts in my next visit to place

Balkar Singh
Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat

Gurcharan Singh

Apr 12, 2010, 9:48:55 PM4/12/10
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Seems like A. farnesiana only

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089 

Balkar Arya

Apr 12, 2010, 10:08:53 PM4/12/10
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thank you all for the id

Pardeshi S.

Apr 13, 2010, 12:44:05 AM4/13/10
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it is Acacia farnesiana Willd.

Satish Pardeshi

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