Senegalia megaladena (Desv.) Maslin (Indian Subcontinent to China (Yunnan) and Indo-China, Jawa: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO)


Senegalia mellifera (Vahl) Seigler & Ebinger 



Senegalia pennata (L.) Maslin (Images by Dinesh Valke, J.M.Garg (Id by A Shivaprakash), Vijayasankar Raman, Aarti S Khale (Satish Pardeshi & Shrikant Ingalhalikar) & Rashida Atthar (Id by Satish Pardeshi) (Inserted by J.M.Garg & Surajit Koley) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links))








Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (Description & Keys- 1998)-
Acacia chundra (pl. see Senegalia catechu)
Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Acacia catechu (L.f.) Willd. (syn. of Senegalia catechu) Moderate sized tree Dry Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 Coimbatore, Kanniya kumari, Nilgiri, Theni
Acacia chundra (Roxb. ex Rottl.) Willd. (pl. see Senegalia catechu) Moderate sized tree Plains to Low Altitude, Dry Forests Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 All districts
Acacia polyacantha Willd. = Senegalia polyacantha (Willd.) Seigler & Ebinger Medium Sized Tree Dry Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Kanchee puram,  Nilgiri, Salem, Thiruvallur,  Tiruchchira ppalli, Tirunelveli,  Tiruvanna malai, Vellore  


Acacia mellifera= Senegalia mellifera (Vahl) Seigler & Ebinger


An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995- Details with Keys
Acacia chundra (Rottler) Willd. (pl. see Senegalia catechu)


Acacia catechu (L.F.) WILLD. = Senegalia catechu (L. f.) P. J. H. Hurter & Mabb.
Acacia modesta WALL. = Senegalia modesta (Wall.) P. J. H. Hurter
Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Acacia catechu (syn. of Senegalia catechu) Mimosa catechu, Acacia wallichiana Mimosaceae Cutch Tree
Acacia senegal = Senegalia senegal (L.) Britton Acacia verek Mimosaceae Gum Arabic Tree

Acacia, Senegalia & Vachellia : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Acacia, Senegalia Vachellia  

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Senegalia (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Fabaceae (Leguminosae)‎) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.

This is quite impressive page.  However, I would like to point out that Senegalia polyacantha (Type: http://herbarium.bgbm.org/object/BW19166010) is a synonym of S. catechu. Some State and District Floras recognized them as distinct species and provided keys highlighting the distinguishing characters.  These differences however do not hold good.  These Floras obviously had limited opportunities as they had examined a limited number of herbarium specimens within the boundaries of their study area and not exhibiting the range of variation of Senegalia catechu.
I am also not happy with the distinctions of S. torta with S. caesia although … informed me in Dec. 2016 that they have somehow found some ways to differentiate the two but did not elaborate any further. In any case the recent publications are applying very narrow concept for differentiating species in Senegalia as well as Vachellia.  Let us wait and see what they publish next! 


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