Prosopis juliflora

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  • Botanical Name : Prosopis juliflora (Sw) DC
  • Synonyms : Acacia juliflora (Sw.) Willd., Mimosa juliflora Sw.
  • Common Name : Gando Baval
  • Plant Family : Mimosaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 2, 4, 8-12, 15-17, 22, 24, 26-30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra

About Prosopis juliflora Plant :

  • Habit : A Small evergreen tree, armed or unarmed.
  • Leaves : Bipinnate, pinnae 4-6 pairs, leaflets sessile, oblong, glabrous.
  • Inflorescence : Axillary pendent spikes.
  • Flowers : Yellow coloured.
  • Fruit : Pods pendent slightly curved.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - May
  • Significance :
    • The wood is predominantly used as a fuel-wood species.
    • The wood is also used for making inferior quality of furniture.
    • The plant is is known to be grown for land reclamation.
    • The leaves are good fodder for cattle.