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Published In: Botanical Exchange Club and Society of the British Isles (Report,) 3: 422. 1914. (Bot. Exch. Club Soc. Brit. Isles) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per. Dec.-March.
Type: Type: ‘Habitat in India’, presently untraceable.
Distribution: Distribution: West Pakistan (Punjab, Sind, Baluchistan); India (Punjab, Rajputana, Bombay, Madras); Afghanistan; Persia; Arabia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The foliage is much lopped for fodder and the wood is commonly used for fuel. The pods are used for fodder and the sweetish pulp around the seeds is eaten green or dry, raw or cooked.
Photo: Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce (Photo)
Map Location: D-7 Lahore Dist.: 3 miles from Lahore on way to Wagah, sandy clay, tree, 7 m, flowers yellow, Sultanul Abedin 2421 (KUH); Sind: G-4 Karachi Dist.: Darsano-Chano, tree, 7 m tall, flowers yellow, Sultanul Abedin & Abdul Ghafoor 1393 (KUH) ; G-2 Makran Dist.: 8 miles from Turbat on way to Awaran, gravel sandy clay, 1.25 m tall, flowers yellow, S. I. Ali, S. A. Faruqi & Sultanul Abedin 1576 (KUH) ; G-6 Tharparker Dist.: Nagar Parker, plains, rare, A. R. Beg R/81 (PFI-B) ; E-6 Multan Dist.: Pirwala, Ishtiaq Hussain H 1075 (PFI-B).


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A large shrub or a medium sized tree up to 10 m tall, branches prickly, prickles curved, compressed. Leaves alternate, bipinnate, rachis 1.2-5 cm long; pinnae 1-2 pairs, 2.5-8.0 cm,. long, leaflets 7-12 pairs, more or less sessile, c. 3-5 mm long and c. 2-4 mm broad, oblong, oblique, apex usually mucronate, base rounded, 3 nerved. Flowers creamy white in pedunculate spikes, nearly 5-12.5 cm long, peduncle 1.0-2.5 cm long. Calyx c. 1-1.5 mm long, cup-shaped, truncate or obscurely 5 toothed. Petals 3-4 mm long, oblong, tips recurved. Stamens 10, free, shortly exserted, anthers tipped with deciduous glands. Pods 12.5-25 cm long, c. 5-8 mm broad, slender, pendulous, cylindric, turgid, exocarp coriaceous, mesocarp pulpy, endocarp papery. Seeds 10-15, oblong, compressed.
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