Vachellia horrida (L.) Kyal. & Boatwr., Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 172:513. 2013 (syn: (≡) Acacia horrida (L.) Willd.; (≡) Mimosa horrida L. (basionym)) as per GRIN;
Acacia horrida (L.) Willd. (syn. Acacia latronum (L.f.) Willd.; Mimosa horrida L.; Mimosa latronum L.f.; Acacia latronum subsp. latronum (L.f.) Willd.) as per the Plant List given in references;
India (N); Andhra Pradesh ; Delhi ; Goa; Gujarat ; Karnataka ; Kerala ; Maharashtra; Orissa ; Rajasthan; Tamil Nadu & other countries as per ILDIS;
Cape Gum, Dev-Babul, rubber thorn tree, anagobli, anaimulu, karodei, odai, odassithai, buddajola, jala, rubber thorn tree;
Fabaceae – Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week :: Acacia for ID : Mumbai : 281111 : AK-1: Attachments (3).
8 posts by 5 authors.
Pictures taken at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai on the 18th of Nov,11.
A potted plant, about 4 feet in height.
No flowers or pods seen when picture was taken.
Seems to be some Acacia species.
Could this be “Camel thorn” tree : Acacia girrafeae ?
it is Acacia horrida (L.) Willd.
So sorry to have missed out on this post of yours identifying my Acacia plant.
Since I observed it today at the nursery, went through my earlier post. Thanks for the id.
Plant name: Acacia horrida (L.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 1082. 1806.
Ver.names: Cape Gum, Karroo Bush, Dev-Babul (Eng.); Pakitumma పాకీ తుమ్మ (Tel.).
Deciduous shrubs; 2-4 m tall. Leaves bipinnate-compound, 2-4 cm long, pinnae2-6 pairs, leaflets 6-10 pairs, each 3-4 × 1-2mm, elliptic, obtuse; a small gland on the primary rachis in between base and first pair of pinnae; a pair of white stipular thorns on either side of the leaf base, spines hollow, 2-8 cm long, base 0.5-0.8cm in diam.. Flowers 2-3 mm, creamy white, on 2-3cm long axillary pedunculate fasciculate spikes. Calyx 2 mm; lobes ovate, apex acute. Corolla creamy white, 2-3 mm; lobes ovate-elliptic. Stamens many, free, exerted. Ovary glabrous, few ovuled; style as long as stamens. Pods 2-3 × 1cm, reniform, blackish brown with 2-4 seeds.
Habitat & location: Common in scrub jungles. During the summer the plant is naked with sharp long spines only.
Uses: The leaves are used as forage; the spines are used to make necklaces by tribals. Dried stems are used as fuel.
Thanks, … Now called Vachellia horrida
Yes …, Now Vachellia horrida (L.) Kyal. & Boatwr. Images are good.
Just a querry all Acacia spp are now shifted to Vachellia genus (name)?
If you look at the attachment, you will get the answer.
Attachments (1) – Maslin (2015), Gardens Bull. Singapore.pdf
Thank you … need to read this article carefully ! looks really interesting!
Acacia horrida (Fabaceae) : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Acacia horrida, (Fabaceae)
Gadak outskirts, Karnataka, 2017, May
Nice images. Now under Vachellia.