Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Acacia leucophloea (Roxb.) Willd.

Family: Mimosaceae Genus: Acacia Species: Acacia leucophloea (Roxb.) Willd.( रेरू )






Synonym Mimosa leucophloea Roxb., Acacia arcuata Decne. , Acacia melanochaetes Zoll., Acacia leucophloea var. melanochaetes Miq. Flower Color White
Common Name White bark acacia, Panicled acacia Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Distiller's Acacia, White babul Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Reru Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to1000m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details A sessile, flat, elongate pod, rusty tomentose, seeds 10, ovoid, angular.
Habitat Commonly found in hill tracts Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Indo-Malesia. West Pakistan, India , Ceylon, Burma, Siam, Indonesia, Java Bark Details Bark pale-gray, Smooth, on old trees becoming Black and rough
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species A small or medium sized tree. Bark pale-gray and smooth on young stems, dark brown or blackish. Stipular spines in pairs, straight. Leaflets 10 – 30 pairs, linear, crowded, about 5 x 1 mm. Flowers heads small, pale yellow, sweet scented, in large, terminal, leafless, densely tomentose panicles. Corolla twice as long as the calyx. Pods 10 – 15 x 0.6 x 1 cm, narrowly ligulate, with persistent, pale brown tomentum Leaf Details Leaves bipinnate, alternate, stipulate, stipular spines in pairs, upto 1 cm, grey, straight, puberulous, rachis 9-14 cm stout, pulvinate, grooved above, pubescent

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