Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.

Vachellia nilotica subsp. indica (Benth.) Kyal. & Boatwr.

This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is S. Iran to Indian Subcontinent.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Cultivated
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree
Vernacular
Babul, Kikar, Prickly Acacia

[ILDIS]
Use
Chemical products, Environmental, Fibre, Food and Drink, Forage, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Weed, Wood

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Iran, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, West Himalaya, Yemen

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Angola, Cape Verde, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., New Caledonia, Northern Territory, Queensland, Somalia, South Australia, Sudan, Tanzania, Western Australia

Vachellia nilotica subsp. indica (Benth.) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Nov 23, 1998 Roxburgh [s.n.], India Acacia nilotica subsp. indica K000791144 syntype Yes
Jan 1, 1957 Jacquemont [s.n.], India Acacia nilotica subsp. indica K000791145 Yes

First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 172: 515 (2013)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6. Scientific Data 8: 215.

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