Senegalia modesta (Wall.) P. J. H. Hurter, Mabberley’s Pl.-Book 1021. 2008 ((≡) Acacia modesta Wall. (basionym));
Afghanistan (N) ; India (N) ; Bihar ; Delhi ; Himachal Pradesh ; Jammu-Kashmir ; Orissa ; Punjab ; Rajasthan ; Tamil Nadu ; Uttar Pradesh ; West Bengal ; Pakistan (N) as per ILDIS;

Acacia modesta from Kud J & K for Validation-GS20062022-1: 4 high res. images.
Acacia modesta for validation, photographed from Kud J & K, 20-6-2011

I think the id should be accurate…

Phulai ….. characteristic thorny tree of hot, stony hills of northern India. Need to be promoted.

Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae): Acacia modesta from KUD J & K pl. validate:
Small tree found growing along open hill side in Kud, J & K

Photographed in August
Pinnae usually 2 pairs
Leaflets usually 4-5 pairs, oblong to oblong-obovate, rounded at apex, about 7-8 mm long
flowers white in 5-7 cm long spikes
pod flattened, thin, 5-7 cm long, broadest towards tip
Kindly Validate Acacia modesta Wall., Pl.As.Rar. 2:27.t.130. 1831

Another superb distant shot with a great detail of a very interesting plant for me Sir. Especially the arrangement of leaflets looks superb in distant shot.

very nice photos, New plant to me,, is it wild there sirji?

Yes … It was growing wild there.
A subtropical mountain slope, approx. alt. 1200 m


Tree for ID from Ludhiana: 260313BM : Attachments (1).  4 posts by 3 authors.
Please help ID this tree growing in Garden conditions in Ludhiana. Nearly 25 feet high.

Can be Acacia modesta..

Thanks a lot …


Tree for ID ludhiana 11-01 : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)
help me to identify this tree plz.

Adenanthera pavonina

This looks like Acacia senegal..

agree with … … its not Adenanthera …leaves and the color and overall shape of the flower spike is all different

efi page on Senegalia senegal

Please check this link for A.senegal in, wherein … has identified the tree A.senegal: http://www.flowersofindia.GumArabicTree.html.
The present picture posted by …  does not tally (foliage type and leaflets) with the picture in flowersofindia.

I think it matches with images at Senegalia modesta (Wall.) P. J. H. Hurter

Beautiful image of Senegalia modesta.  May I know the name of the place and state where the photograph was taken?

Thanks, …  It is mentioned as Ludhiana, Punjab.

Should I add my pics here for confirmation …?
This tree occurs in Haryana Siwaliks, Morni Hills area, my pics need confirmation..

Certainly. Why not?

Adding my pics for confirmation …, these were recorded from Morni Hills, Haryana….Senegalia modesta?

Thanks, …  To me these look close. 

Thank you very much for sharing these images.
There are only a few collections available in CAL indicating that this is a rare species (possibly abundant in some localities of Punjab).
This was originally described by Wallich  in 1831 from a cultivated plant in the Calcutta Botanic Garden, presumably introduced from Saharanpur and described again two times in 1832 by Roxburgh as Mimosa dumosa.and M. obovata.
The specimens which I have seen are from Delhi (cultivated), Punjab (Saharanpur), Shimla and Rajasthan (Churru district). It extends to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Southwards, this has been described from Tamil Nadu as Acacia tanjorensis.


Tree For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 281113 : AK-1 : Attachments (10). 4 posts by 2 authors.
A medium sized tree spreading out.
Could not get to see the flowers.
Pods resembled the Tamarind fruit.

After going through … link of Lalbagh trees, this seems to be Senegalia modesta (Wall.) P. J. H. Hurter.
Kindly validate.
Does this have a common name other than Phulai Tree?

I could not find many pictures of this tree on searching.
Found some common names
Amritsar Gum, Black Sally, Blackwood.
Syn Acacia modesta.


This looks like Acacia modesta

It looks like it.