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Babool / Kikar

Acacia nilotica


Young trees bears thorns while the full grown tree has lesser thorns . Leaves are bipinnate with 3-6 pairs of pinnulae and 10-30 pairs of leaflets each whixh are 4-5 mm long , rachis with a gland at bottom of last pair of pinnulae. Flowers in globulous heads 1.2 - 1.5 cm in diameter of the bright golden yellow color, set up either axillary or whorly on penduncles 2-3 cm long located at the end of branches.


Widely spread in India and Africa and is invasive species in some part of Australia .


Here is young plant which stars blooming in early spring season.

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Kranti Dhiman
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Kranti Dhiman

Punjab, India

Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 23, 2013

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