dy-kro-STAK-iss or dy-kro-STAY-kiss — Greek: di (two), chroic (colour), stachys (spike) … Dave’s Botanary
sin-EER-ee-uh — ash-colored … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: ashy babool, sickle bushAssamese: বীৰবৃক্ষ beerbrikshyaGujarati: મરૂઢ marud, મોરઢુંઢયુ mordhundhayu, વેલતુર velturHindi: खेरी kheri, कुणाली kunali, शमी shami, वेलाटी velati, वीरतरु virataruKachchhi: કીની ખેરડી kini kheradiKannada: ಎಡತರಿ edatari, ಶಮಿ shami, ವದವಿನ vadavina, ವಡುವಾರದ ಮರ vaduvarada maraKonkani: सिगम कांटी sigam kamtiMalayalam: വെടതല vetatala, വീരവൃക്ഷം veeravrikshamMarathi: दुरंगी बाभूळ durangi babhul, सिगम काटी sigam katiRajasthani: गोया खैर goya khairSanskrit: बहुवारक bahuvaraka, दीर्घमूल dirghamula, महाकपित्थ mahakapittha, वीरतरु virataru, वीरवृक्ष viravrikshaTamil: ஆனைத்தேர் anai-t-ter, வரித்துலா varittula, வெடுத்தலாம் vetuttalam, வீரதரு vira-taru, விடத்தேரை vitatteraiTelugu: వెలుతురుఛెట్టు veluturuchettuTulu: ಶಮಿ shami
  
Shrub or small tree; leaves bipinnate with glands on rachis between pinnae, pinnae 4-18 pairs; leaflets 8-20 pairs, 2-6 mm long, margin hairy; flowers in spikes with lower flowers pink and sterile, upper yellow and fertile; pod coiled, up to 10 cm long.  

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Flora of Panipat: Dichrostachys cinerea from A Nursery in Panipat haryana:   Dichrostachys cinerea
from a Nursery in Panipat Haryana (220Mts)
Cultivated shrub
leaves bipinnate leaves, Stem Thorny

Family Mimosaceae
Pls validate


Nice one  …


Some more pics from the same plant


 

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efloraindia: 011011 BRS 50:  Pl. find the attached file contain flower of Sicklebush (Dichrostachys cinerea). 
Location NBNP Garden, Anaikatti. Coimbatore Dist.,

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efloraindia: 021111 BRS 109: Pl. find the attached file contain photos of Dichrostachys cinerea.

Location: NBNP Garden, Anaikatti (640 MSL) Coimbatore Dist.,
Flowers during July, August and fruiting-Oct. Nov.


A good set of photographs including the pods…


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Fabaceae – Mimosoideae- week. Dichrostachys cinerea from Coimbatore: Sharing the images of Dichrostachys cinerea from NBNP, Coimbatore.
Its also a Sacred grove tree in many temples at Tamil Nadu.


 

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Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week: Dichrostachys cinerea: Dichrostachys cinerea
दुरंगी बाभूळ
Pune


very beautiful pictures


Liked the double colored bottle brush like flowers. Thanks for sharing

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Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week: Dichrostachys cinerea from Delhi: Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn., Prodr. fl. Ind. orient. 271. 1834
syn: Cailliea dichrostachys Guill. & Perr.; Mimosa cinerea L.; Dichrostachys nutans (Pers.) Benth.

Common name: marabou-thorn

Shrub or small tree; leaves bipinnate with glands on rachis between pinnae, pinnae 4-18 pairs; leaflets 8-20 pairs, 2-6 mm long, margin hairy; flowers in spikes with lower flowers pink and sterile, upper yellow and fertile; pod coiled, up to 10 cm long.

Commonly planted in Delhi. Photographed from Punjabi Bagh.


Very much native. Occasional in Western ghats.


Nice shot …, the flowers are so unique in morphology!!


Thanks a lot … for apreciation.

If few more comments came I will have to postpone my decision of buying Nikon d5100 and a macro lens. My sony alpha 100, I manage macro capability with extension tubes, 70-315 lens for shooting flowers on trees. Recently my Sony DSLR has started giving error 0x5b nearly 40 percent times, possibly a fault in aperture assembly. There being no repair support for Sony DSLR in India, I was thinking of buying a new DSLR camer, possibly Nikor d5100, may be an additional utility.


I agree with you to some extent. Prosumer (Non SLR ) cameras have improved a lot in recent years. Many a times I feel helpless not having my old Nikon Coolpix 5700 which was sooooo good for flower photography. I remember taking many beautiful shots which I feel were somewhat better than the current SLR which I am using now. Somehow that model has been discontinued and I couldn’t figure out any comparable model so far.
I think we have to add the camera equipment details in individual profile on our website which will help others for buying decisions. 


Yes … That is a good idea. We can also have a new thread where all interested members can give detais about their camera equipment. We can then have a new page in the website with all information handy.


if you want one…. Nikon Coolpix 5700 is till available used … for about 130 dollars on Amazon.com… or a new one for 1300.00 dollars..ten times more… both at
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000069092/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
look at it who know you may find something you like…


That model 5700 had inherent problem. The CCD pops off after 4000 images. Same thing happened with three of us who purchased it together. I purchased it for Rs 45000 some 7years back and have spent 2-3000 on repairs. Battery doesn’t last long. I won’t dare to buy that again….rather can get any decent new one for 25000



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Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week :: Dichrostachys cinerea at Nagpur: Photographed this one at Nagpur.
Bot. name: Dichrostachys cinerea
Family: Mimosaceae
Date/Time: 16-09-2007 / 11:45AM
Location: Outskirts of Nagpur, Maharashtra
Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: small Tree


 

 

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DICHROSTACHYS CINEREA: Attaching an image of Dichrostachys cinerea. This plant is commonly known as Painted Thorm Bush. It is not a common plant at this place. Forest department must have introduced it. I have seen only one plant at this place within an enclosure.


Very common in scrub jungles nearby Chennai and also found in Guindy National Park, IIT Madras, Chennai and C L R I, Adyar campuses in Chennai.


Common in the thorn forest along the Coimbatore region of the Western Ghats. Its also known as Sthalaviruksha plant. Exist in few temples.

 

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Plants from Panipat 2013:: Dichrostachys cinerea for validation : Attachments (4). 5 posts by 4 authors.  
This one was shot from a nursery pot in Panipat..
I hope this is Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wt. & Arn.

Yes .. Very good photographs


Very good pictures of दुरंगी बाभूळ 


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I need id assistance for following 2 images belonging to Leguminosae
date of collection: 15.04.2015
Locality: JNU new campus

This is Dichrostachys cinerea ….


Dichrostachys cinerea for sure. I have few shrubs near my house in Mysore.


Images by tspkumar

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TSPOCT2015-44: Images of Dichrostachys cinerea (Fabaceae) shared : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5) 

It is my pleasure to share few images of Dichrostachys cinerea (Fabaceae
Habit: Terrestrial, Medium sized tree
Habitat: Scrub forest..
Sighting: Konanakaval, Tumkur, Karnataka about 800 msl
Date: 08-06-2015 and 11-10-2015 


very nice. do you by any chance have a picture of the whole plant? and its habitat ?

 

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Dichrostachys cinerea
Clicked these pics in the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Jodhpur in March 2018.


ID is correct. This is very common in Guindy National park, Chennai 

 

 

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Fwd: DICHROSTACHYS CINEREA : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Dichrostachyas cinerea (PAINTED THORN BUSH).

There were two plants of this species a few years back. I see only one standing now.

very nice, just love it. … do you have the first picture in the collage in the iriginal high resolution? if possible, can we see it please.


thank you. this way we will have it in the group site. thanks, … for the individual picture.

1 image.

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Here am sharing images of Dichrostachys cinerea (Mimosaceae) a beautiful small sized tree with inflorescence having two colours; pink sterile and yellow fertile. Photos taken in October 2018…!!

Images by J.M.Garg 

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On 15/6/08 at Vanasthalipuram in Hyderabad, AP.

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via Species‎ > ‎D‎ > Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn. … family: Fabaceae ~ Mimosaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
dy-kro-STAK-iss or dy-kro-STAY-kiss — Greek: di (two), chroic (colour), stachys (spike)Dave’s Botanary
sin-EER-ee-uh — ash-coloredDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: ashy babool, sickle bushAssamese: বীৰবৃক্ষ beerbrikshyaGujarati: મરૂઢ marud, મોરઢુંઢયુ mordhundhayu, વેલતુર velturHindi: खेरी kheri, कुणाली kunali, वेलाटी velati, वीरतरु virataruKachchhi: કીની ખેરડી kini kheradiKannada: ಎಡತರಿ edatari, ವದವಿನ vadavina, ವಡುವಾರದ ಮರ vaduvarada maraKonkani: सिगम कांटी sigam kamtiMalayalam: വെടതല vetatala, വീരവൃക്ഷം veeravrikshamMarathi: दुरंगी बाभूळ durangi babhul, सिगम काटी sigam katiRajasthani: गोया खैर goya khairSanskrit: बहुवारक bahuvaraka, दीर्घमूल dirghamula, महाकपित्थ mahakapittha, वीरतरु virataru, वीरवृक्ष viravrikshaTamil: ஆனைத்தேர் anai-t-ter, வரித்துலா varittula, வெடுத்தலாம் vetuttalam, வீரதரு vira-taru, விடத்தேரை vitatteraiTelugu: వెలుతురుఛెట్టు veluturuchettu
botanical names: Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn. … synonyms: Acacia cinerea (L.) Spreng. • Cailliea cinerea (L.) J.F.Macbr. • Cailliea glomerata (Forssk.) J.F.Macbr. • Desmanthus cinereus (L.) Willd. • Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov. • Dichrostachys nutans (Pers.) Benth. • Dichrostachys platycarpa Welw. • Mimosa cinerea L. • Mimosa glomerata Forssk. • Mimosa nutans Pers. … status at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
October 14, 2019 … Ousteri Wetland and National Park, Puducherry


This is known in Bihar and UP as शमी and Rajpoot/ Kshatriya people worship it …it has got a place in rituals of marriage even !  …everytime in discussion with non-botanist people from those two states, they never accept Prosopis cinerea as Shami.

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This is one (of many) glaring example why BN is so essential. 


Thanks very much … for the name in Bihar, UP, and related information. I will add them in the names database soon.


Revised, added shami in 3 languages – Hindi, Kannada and Tulu. In Karnataka too, it seems this plant is given the “honour” of shami, which I had disregarded considering the listing must have been in error.
commonly known as: ashy babool, sickle bushAssamese: বীৰবৃক্ষ beerbrikshyaGujarati: મરૂઢ marud, મોરઢુંઢયુ mordhundhayu, વેલતુર velturHindi: खेरी kheri, कुणाली kunali, शमी shami, वेलाटी velati, वीरतरु virataruKachchhi: કીની ખેરડી kini kheradiKannada: ಎಡತರಿ edatari, ಶಮಿ shami, ವದವಿನ vadavina, ವಡುವಾರದ ಮರ vaduvarada maraKonkani: सिगम कांटी sigam kamtiMalayalam: വെടതല vetatala, വീരവൃക്ഷം veeravrikshamMarathi: दुरंगी बाभूळ durangi babhul, सिगम काटी sigam katiRajasthani: गोया खैर goya khairSanskrit: बहुवारक bahuvaraka, दीर्घमूल dirghamula, महाकपित्थ mahakapittha, वीरतरु virataru, वीरवृक्ष viravrikshaTamil: ஆனைத்தேர் anai-t-ter, வரித்துலா varittula, வெடுத்தலாம் vetuttalam, வீரதரு vira-taru, விடத்தேரை vitatteraiTelugu: వెలుతురుఛెట్టు veluturuchettuTulu: ಶಮಿ shami

Not listed in Nepal so far !


 

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Date: October 14, 2019 … Altitude range: about 15 m (50 feet) asl
Dichrostachys cinerea  (L.) Wight & Arn.  

yes and very nice


Thank you very much, … These are of recent trips to few places in south India.
Luckily, have got time to spare from the otherwise office work !!


Yes. Very common in East coast  area (wild) near Chennai & Pondicherry


 

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Please help to identify : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Please help me to identify this species.
Location: Jhansi, UP.
Spread like weed


Acacia species ???


Dichrostachys cinerea,


 

 
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