Acacia id please

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N Arun Kumar Kumar

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Jan 16, 2012, 8:04:26 AM1/16/12
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I found this bush in a village near Jigani, karnataka. Flowers had a strange yet pleasant scent..
Id help appreciated.
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Satish Phadke

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Jan 16, 2012, 9:36:13 AM1/16/12
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It has to be Acacia farnesiana.
देव बाभूळ
The flowers are very similar to Acacia nilotica but the characteristic difference is the fragrance and the pods which are not flat but turgid and without the narrow grooves seen between the seeds as in Acacia nilotica pods .
I was also amazed when I saw the species first time similar to you.


On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM, N Arun Kumar Kumar <arunam...@gmail.com> wrote:
I found this bush in a village near Jigani, karnataka. Flowers had a strange yet pleasant scent..
Id help appreciated.



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Satish Phadke

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Jan 16, 2012, 9:38:04 AM1/16/12
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I can see some typical pods in your pictures.
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Samir Mehta

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Jan 16, 2012, 12:49:08 PM1/16/12
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Another characteristic (not sure whether it's diagnostic) feature of
this species is a tiny (1-2 mm) red gland on the petiole. Will post
the image of this gland in a separate thread.

Regards,

Samir Mehta




On Jan 16, 7:38 pm, Satish Phadke <drsmpha...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I can see some typical pods in your pictures.
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> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 8:06 PM, Satish Phadke <drsmpha...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > It has to be *Acacia farnesiana*.
> > देव बाभूळ
> > The flowers are very similar to *Acacia nilotica* but the characteristic
> > difference is the fragrance and the pods which are not flat but turgid and
> > without the narrow grooves seen between the seeds as in *Acacia nilotica*pods .

Nidhan Singh

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Jan 17, 2012, 12:38:03 AM1/17/12
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Yes, beautiful catch of Acacia farnesiana.

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Dr. Nidhan Singh
Department of Botany
I.B. (PG) College
Panipat-132103 Haryana
Ph.: 09416371227

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