India (I) ; Himachal Pradesh; Jammu-Kashmir ; Punjab; Rajasthan; Tamil Nadu; Uttar Pradesh and other countries as per ILDIS;
White Locust Tree, False Acacia, Bastard Locust, Black Laurel, Black Locust Tree; Kashmir: Kikur;
 
Deciduous tree sometimes with spiny branches; Leaves imparipinnate with 9-19 elliptic-oval entire leaflets; flowers white, 1.5 cm long on axillary up to 20 cm long racemes; pods 8-10 cm long, flat, finally chocolate brown.

Robinia pseudo-acacia Linn., Sp.Pl. 722. 1753

Common names: Black locust, false acacia
Deciduous tree sometimes with spiny branches; Leaves imparipinnate with 9-19 elliptic-oval entire leaflets; flowers white, 1.5 cm long on axillary up to 20 cm long racemes; pods 8-10 cm long, flat, finally chocolate brown. 
Commonly planted in Kashmir as avenue tree, Photographed from Srinagar.


Very beautiful pics, I am yet to see any Robinia..thanks Sir !!


 

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Kalatope id al090511: A tree this time…
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2000 mts
Habit Tree
Habitat wild
Height 5 mts (This one)
 

… reminds of Dalbergia lanceolaria, but may not be … the cluster of flowers in … post seem more dense, and of pendulous nature. 


I think it is Robinia pseudoacacia.


Yes …, you are right: Robinia pseudoacacia, the black locust tree, common in western Himalayas and the most abundant deciduous tree in Kashmir valley.

I have not noticed it really in abundance here (especially now since it is flowering) but a lot of mixed forests in these areas of the himalayas were coniferised during the Raj days… but one can still find remenants.. 


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Flowering Tree for ID (01/07/2011 NSJ-03): A flowering tree for ID
Location – On the way to Gulmarg
Height – Approx 20 feet
Date May 31, 2011


It looks very much like Robinia pseudoacacia, the Black Locust.


Yes Robinia pseudoacacia, the black locust
One of the three most common trees in Kashmir valley: Salix, Populus and Robinia


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Unidentified Tree from Kalatope – Al300412: A tree for id from Kalatope,
Location Kalatope Chamba,
Altitude 1200 mts

Habitat Wild (I think so) roadside
Habit tree
Season April
Height 10 – 12 mts


Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Tree -Robinia pseudoacacia: flowers of Robinia pseudoacacia from Kashmir


Thanks for upload. I missed flowers in both 2010 and 2011, perhaps it flowers before June 15


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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Trees : Robinia pseudoacacia from California: Posted earlier by me. Picture taken in Jun 2011.
The last two pictures are from Spiti valleythe whitish flowers.


 

Cultivar ‘Purple Robe’ from California

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Robinia pseudacacia from Kashmir and California: Robinia pseudo-acacia Linn., Sp.Pl. 722. 1753

Common names: Black locust, false acacia
Deciduous tree sometimes with spiny branches; Leaves imparipinnate with 9-19 elliptic-oval entire leaflets; flowers white, 1.5 cm long on axillary up to 20 cm long racemes; pods 8-10 cm long, flat, finally chocolate brown.
Commonly planted in Kashmir as avenue tree, Photographed from Shankeracharya hill 
Cultivar ‘Purple Robe’ with purple flowers photographed from California 
Deciduous tree, young branches glabrescent. Leaf c. 10-15 cm long, imparipinnately compound, leaflets 9-19, c. 2.0-5.5 cm long, elliptic to oval, entire, glabrescent above, puberulous at the nerves below; petiolule c. 2.5 mm long; stipels c. 1-1.5 mm long; stipules spinescent, up to 2 cm long. Inflorescence an axillary raceme, up to 20 cm long. Pedicel up to 3.8 cm long. Bract and bracteoles small, caducous. Calyx c. 5 mm long, puberulous; teeth shorter than the tube. Vexillum c. 1.5 cm long. Wing and keel subequal. Stamens 10, more or less monadelphous, anthers uniform. Ovary stipitate, style hairy and with a ring of hairs below the stigma. Fruit 10 cm or less long, c. 1.5-1.8 cm broad, glabrous.


Many similarities of plants from California and Kashmir including this one.



 

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Plant for ID 30/09/2011 SMP1:

Garden tree California for ID
A tree commonly observed on roadside in many areas of California.
10 – 15 meters Tall. Appears to be from Fabaceae. Leaves compound glossy green
Large pink purple racemes. Picture taken in Jun2011/


I hope Robinia-pseudacacia‘Purple robe’

Also photographed by me from California. Normal R. pseudacacia is very common in Kashmir and has white flowers.


pseudoacacia has many colors… this purple robe being more
spectacular … yellow and white come to mind…


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HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID :: ARKNOV-51 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Requesting to please provide ID of this tree captured on the way to Manali, HP in October 2014.
This tree was fairly common as an avenue tree from Mandi to Manali. Is it some Dalbergia species?


Looks like Robinia pseudoacacia.


Thanks … for the ID…..I seem to have missed the beautiful white blooms..


If the branches bear thorns, it should be Robinia pseudocacia.-False Acacia, BLACK LOCUST, KAJAINTI. 


Thanks … for this info.. I had failed to notice the thorns earlier.

Attaching cropped pics showing the thorns and the pods. 
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Rubinia pseudoacacia? ABMAY01/04 : 3 posts by 2 authors.

Next to the same chai shop was this beautiful tree. When I went close to take photographs a heady sweet smell welcomed me. I took a bunch from the tree and photographed it. I could not tell immediately what it was and asked the teashop owner who said that it was planted there by one of his colleagues some years ago. At home looking through my tree books I could not find it but finally ‘found’ it on the internet and now think that it could be Rubinia pseudoacacia. It is supposed to have been brought to the Indian hill stations by the British.
Rubinia pseudoacacia (Black Locust)–Please confirm.
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1850m approx.
3 May 2015


Perfect pics …, identification also seems correct.. just correct the name to Robinia pseudoacacia


Robinia pseudo-acacia Linn., Sp.Pl. 722. 1753

Common names: Black locust, false acacia
Deciduous tree sometimes with spiny branches; Leaves imparipinnate with 9-19 elliptic-oval entire leaflets; flowers white, 1.5 cm long on axillary up to 20 cm long racemes; pods 8-10 cm long, flat, finally chocolate brown.
Commonly planted in Kashmir as avenue tree, Photographed from Shankeracharya hill 
Cultivar ‘Purple Robe’ with purple flowers photographed from California 

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Tree For ID : Srinagar : 07JUN16 : AK-3 : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
A very tall tree seen in Srinagar on the 24th of April,16.

No flowers or pods.


Robinia pseudoacacia, commonest tree in Kashmir. 


Thanks for the id and appreciation.
…, most of the other trees seen were profusely flowering.
This had no flowers. That got me confused. I will post the flowers shortly.


Adding pictures of the flowers and pods.
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Robinia pseudoacacia 


great. are the pods and flowers from the same group of trees above and at the same time?


At the same time in last week of April,16. Although not the same tree. Pods in Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, flowers from a roadside tree in Srinagar.


The first four pictures could well be the black locust the height, the airy canopy, very tall skinny upright growing tree… black locust....
The creamy looking flowers  … were they conspicuous?

sweet smelling>? if yes =  Black locust

in the second set of pictures …. the pods are NOT Black locust or Robinia pseudoacacia

Black locust pods are small almost 4 to 5 inches long and thin

and never long and twisted (see the MOBOT link above). on the other hand the pods picture you have seems to be the Honey locust or Gleditsia triacanthos. in the picture they are long and twisted and the leaves (though pictures are at different magnification) seem smaller in the pod picture than in the flower picture. if you had found a fallen long twisted pod its inside would be sweetish pulp, its also known to kids in rural pennysylvannia as candy tree, that sweet. see this utube for comparison of the two pods
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY1UvIrcDIc

MAY BE BOTH TYPES OF LOCUSTS GROW AROUND SRINAGAR

perhaps … can tell us


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