Senegalia mellifera (Vahl) Seigler & Ebinger, Phytologia 92:94. 2010 (syn: (=) Acacia detinens Burch.; (≡) Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.; (≡) Acacia mellifera subsp. detinens (Burch.) Brenan; (≡) Acacia mellifera subsp. mellifera; (≡) Mimosa mellifera Vahl (basionym)) as per GRIN ;
India (I); Tamil Nadu & other countries as per ILDIS;


efloraindia: 041111 BRS123:

Pl. find the attached file contain photos of Acacia mellifera flower as well as fruit.
Date: 03.11.2011 (flower as well as fruiting Oct.- Nov. 2011)
Location: NBNP Garden, Anaikatti (640 MSL) Coimbatore Dist.,



Mimosaceae tree for identification 191113MK003 : Attachments (10). 5 posts by 2 authors.

Please help me in identifying this common tree found planted as fences and in forestry plantations.
Local name: Parambai
Leaf: 5 cm long
Inflorescence: cream-coloured head of 2 cm diameter
Date: 27 Sep 2013
Habitat: rural and in scrub-forests
Alt.: 300 m asl

It is Acacia mellifera

Acacia mellifera is a prickly acacia with profuse fruiting and very difficut to eradicate if established. Now we are facing difficulty in eradicating it from the botanical garden here. Regeneration capacity also very high. I advice please don’t plant this species near to river or streams. But it is very good species for making greenary in difficult/ problem soils. As it is spiny, it is very difficult to extract even for using it firewood. Mechanical harvest may be tried

The second one : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (7)

The second one is here.
Date/Time- 22/10/18, 10. 00 am.
Location- Place —  GHMC community park, shalivahana nagar colony, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad.
Habitat- Type- Wild ( suppose )
Plant Habit- supposedly growing Tree
Height/Length- 2.5 m
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Small Bipinnate, pic enclosed
This was planted by an elderly man, as this tree is auspicious.

Pl. check comparative images at–-l/f/fabaceae/acacia   

Difficult to ID due poor quality of images.

Appears close to Senegalia mellifera (Vahl) Seigler & Ebinger  as per comparative images at Senegalia

I think yes, Senegalia mellifera. Only difference the flowers were white rather than yellow.
I have seen this growing in the garden at Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore.  They also have herbarium specimen of the same.
They said that this was recently introduced from Sudan.
There is nice representation in the eFI website.


Tree for ID : Nasik : 27OCT21 : AK – 028: 2 images.
Wild tree seen along the road earlier this month (Oct.’21).

Any close ups ?

These are the only images I have.

Fabaceae? Please check efi and FoI !

Pl. check comparative images at Acacia in efi site.

Adding more images taken today.
Could be Senegalia Species?

This should be Senegalia mellifera (Benth.) Seigler & Ebinger


Swamy/New series/ID/66 – ID of the tree Senegalia mellifera.: 6 images.
I am forwarding the photos of the tree  Senegalia mellifera photographed in Chennai (received from a friend).


Fabaceae: Senegalia ferruginea (DC.) Pedley: 1 image.
synonyms: Acacia ferruginea DC., Mimosa ferruginea (DC.) Roxb.
location/date: University of Agricultural Sciences campus, Bangalore, July 1997



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