Senegalia polyacantha , also known as White Thorn is a flowering tree which can grow up to 25m tall. Polyacantha has the meaning "many thorns" in Latin. The root of Senegalia polyacantha subsp. The tree's gum is used in the manufacture of candy.

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A stipitate pod, oblong, grey, woody, prominently nerved; seeds Fruiting throughout the year. Wood very hard and used for making agricultural implements. The root extract is used as a cure for snakebites.

The roots emit chemical compounds that repel animals like rats, snakes and crocodiles. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. India Biodiversity Portal. Created on. Search in all groups Search within this group. Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. Natural History. Habitat and Distribution. Observation specific search options Observed during.

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Synonyms Synonym. Acacia catechu Auct. Acacia suma Roxb. Gagnebina tamariscina Sensu Bojer. Mimosa suma Roxb. Senegalia suma Roxb. Common Names English. White cutch tree ,. White catechu. Uthalai maram. Venkaringali ,. Hook Thorn ,. White Thorn ,. Falcon's Claw Acacia.

Kovalai mullu maram. Overview Overview Brief. N Sasidharan Dr. CC BY. A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public. Diagnostic Diagnostic Keys. Trees, to 15 m high, bark yellowish-grey, peels off in thin papery flakes; blaze pink red; branchlets yellow-pubescent; stipular spines infra-axillary, mm long, paired, straight or hooked, occasionally lacking on flowering branches.

Flowers bisexual, 4 mm across, white, in axillary solitary or paired spikes, to 8 cm; peduncle to 1 cm; bracts to 6 mm; bracteoles cauducous; calyx 5-lobed, to 1. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Natural History Natural History Cyclicity. Describes biorhythms - those states or conditions characterised by regular repetition in time, whether on the scale of seconds, hours, days, or seasons.

It could also cover phenomena such as "plant flowering" or "chewing rates". Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle. Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately. Flower In axillary spikes, solitary or paired; yellowish-white.

Flowering from August-October. Fruit A stipitate pod, oblong, grey, woody, prominently nerved; seeds Field tips Stem with short stipular thorns. Describes the general appearance of the taxon; e. May be referred to as or include habit, defined as the characteristic mode of growth or occurrence associated to its environment, particularly for plants. Comprising its size, shape, texture and orientation. Example: tree, shrubs, herbs.

May also be referred to include anatomy. Miscellaneous Details. Miscellaneus: notes attached to the taxon information.

General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat. Includes realm e. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.

Distribution Description. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. Covers ranges, e. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. Found along the forest edges in deciduous forests from plains to m. Peninsular India and Sri Lanka.

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In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. Can include ecosystem services. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. M, Mimosa suma Roxb. Voigt, Hort. India 2:


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