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Acacia nilotica ssp. subalata (Vatke) Brenan in Kew Bull. 1957:85. 1957. Ali & Faruqi in Pak. J. Bot.1:7.1969.

Vern. Babul, Kikar.

  • Acacia subalata Vatke

    Plants neither hemispherical nor cupressiform, margins of pods straight or slightly crenate.

    Fl. Per. February- June.

    Holotype: Kenya, Teita District, Ndi, Hildebrandt 2589 (B?).

    Distribution: W. Pakistan (Sind); Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, doubtfully also in Sudan.

    From economic point of view no distinction is made between the above mentioned subspecies. The wood is hard and durable and is used for cheap furni┬Čture and for making carts, agricultural implements, sugar and oil presses, persian wheels, tent pegs, boat handles, oars, carving, turnery, and is used by the railways for keys, anvils and brake blocks. The bark and pods are used for tanning. The branches and green pods are used for feeding cattle especially for goats and camels. Lac is said to be grown on it in Sind. Gum is used in calico printing.


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