Vachellia jacquemontii (Benth.) Ragupathy, Seigler, Ebinger & Maslin, comb. nov. Bas.: Acacia jacquemontii Bentham (1842: 499).

Images by Devendra Bhardwaj & Nadeem Waqif (Id by Tapas Chakrabarty & J.M.Garg) (For
more photos & complete details, click on the links)


Bu-banvali, Baonḷī, Ratio-banwal;

Acacia jacquemontii Benth,in Hook : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
One more from desert flora,

Botanical Name: Acacia jacquemontii Benth. in Hook

Local Name: Bu-banvali

Photo Taken on:12/3/2009

Place:Virat nagar, Jaipur

A much branched, small bushy shrub.1.5-2.5 high with stiff dark brown branches woody; young branches pubescent downy.

Common in hilly area. Very hardy plant. Fruit edible

Fl. & Fr.: According to Bhandari flora-Dec-Feb, But I have seen Fl& Fr-Feb-June

Thanks, …, for bringing such new species in highlight. 

Some extracts from Wikipedia link (for pictures/ more details, pl. click on the link):

Acacia jacquemontii, also called Baonḷī (Hindi: बंवळी, कीकर), a plant of the Thar desert, is an erect shrub usually 6 feet (1.8 m) to 10 feet (3.0 m) high, with multiple shoots coming from below ground. It commonly grows on dry sandy soils. It is very hardy, being capable of standing extremes of temperature and excessive drought. It is frost hardy and coppices well.

It is a fodder plant along with Ziziphus nummularia, which occurs in association with it.

Other links: (a pix with some details).




Thorny Shrub for ID, Rajasthan NAW-MAY16-02 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Kindly identify this thorny shrub about 3-4 metres in height photographed in scrub forest on the fringes of the Sambhar Salt Lake, Rajasthan. Locally it was identified as “jharniya bambool” and “gulli“.

This is Vachellia (Mimosoideae).  Please check which are the species thriving there.

Pl. check with Vachellia jacquemontii (Benth.) Ragupathy, Seigler, Ebinger & Maslin, comb. nov. as per comparative images at  Vachellia. Also see

Vachellia jacquemontii (Benth.) Ali.  (Basionym: Acacia jacquemontii Benth.). The images are matching with the type.

I wish to inform that publication by Ali (Feb 2414) on this new combination antedates that of Ragupathy & al. (Mar. 2014) by one month and therefore the combination by Ali takes precedence.