Acacia leucophloea is a deciduous Tree growing to 25 m (82ft) by 25 m (82ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The flowers are pollinated by Insects. Common name: White Bark Acacia, brewers acacia, distillers acacia, panicled acacia • Hindi: रॊंझ ronjh, रेवंजा reonja, safed babul, safed. Acacia leucophloea pods (Anthony Njenga). LOCAL NAMES. Bengali (safed babul); Burmese (ta-noung); English (brewers. Acacia,white-bark acacia,distillers .

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Acacia alba Rottler Willd. Mimosa alba Rottler Mimosa leucophloea Roxb. The germinated seeds are cooked and eaten as a vegetable[]. The seeds are a rich source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and manganese[ ]. The predominant seed protein fractions are globulins and albumins[ ]. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

The gum obtained from the stem is used medicinally[]. The tree is suitable as a firebreak due to its fire resistance[ ]. A good reforestation species for poor soils in low rainfall areas[ ]. Other Uses The source of a low quality gum that is used to adulterate gums of higher quality[ ]. A water-soluble gum of fair quality can be extracted from the stem and root bark[ ].

The leaves yield a black dye, whilst the bark produces a reddish-brown substance used to manufacture dyes and tannins[ ]. The strong but coarse fibres leucophloez the inner bark are used to make fish nets and rough rope[, ]. It might be useful for making paper[ ]. The brick-red heartwood is very beautiful, strong, heavy and hard[ ] It is durable indoors, but decays quickly if in contact with moist soil[ ]. The pale yellow sapwood is perishable[ ].

The heartwood seasons well and takes accaia good polish[ ]. Although a little hard to work, the wood is used to make decorative furniture[]. Other acaia produced from the wood include poles, farming implements, carts, wheels, turnery, indoor construction timbers and flooring[ ].

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The utilization of this species is limited because its wood has irregular interlocked grain, a rough texture and is difficult to work[ ]. The wood is appreciated as fuel and is suitable for charcoal production[]. A tree of tropical and subtropical climates, it is found at elevations ranging from sea level to metres[ ]. Tolerant of a wide range of temperatures, acaciw in areas with a mean annual temperature in the range 6 – 49c[ ].


It grows wcacia in areas with a mean annual rainfall of – 1,mm, succeeding even in areas where the dry season may persist for months[ ].

Acacia leucophloea Kuteera-Gum, White-barked acacia. PFAF Plant Database

It can succeed in humid areas with a rainfall of 2,mm, and also in semi arid areas with only mm of rain[ ]. Succeeds on sands, infertile rocky soils, limestone soils, organic clays and in alluvial areas[ ]. Requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil[ ].

On fertile soils, A. Leucophloea seedlings grow quickly, up to 60 cm a year. Under irrigation, accia growth may reach 7 – 10 m in 5 – 6 years[ ]. Seedlings are light demanding and sensitive to weed competition, fire and frost. In order to exploit sufficient soil moisture, seedling root growth generally exceeds shoot growth.

The trees produce a deep taproot and, once established, are very tolerant of drought, fire and frost[]. Trees leucpohloea well to coppicing[ ]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen.

Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[ ]. It fixes atmospheric nitrogen through a symbiotic relationship with Rhizobium bacteria which enables it to survive on infertile sites[ ].

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Seed – pre-treatment is necessary to break the hard seed coat. To encourage uniform germination, seed should be scarified either by submerging in boiled water that is allowed to cool for 24 hours, or by soaking in sulphuric acid for minutes followed by soaking in cool water for 24 hours[ ].

The visibly swollen seeds should be sown immediately[ ]. Germination can still take 75 days[ ]. Viability of dried seeds can be maintained for up to 2 years at room temperature[ ]. When acacix outdoors, the seed should be sown at a depth of 1 cm in lines cm apart. Germination begins within a week[ ]. Plants can be established qcacia direct sowing, stump sprouts or seedlings. Direct sowing is preferred because the large roots of seedlings may hamper transplanting[ ].

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. This taxon has not yet been assessed. For a list of references used acaica this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on leucpphloea page.


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You will receive a range of benefits including: You can unsubscribe at anytime. Acacia leucophloea – Roxb. Common Name Kuteera-Gum, White-barked acacia. Family Fabaceae USDA hardiness Known Hazards None known Habitats A component of dry-forests, savannahs, bush woodlands, and desert ecosystems from sea level to elevations of metres[ ].

Usually found on soils with poor to moderate fertility[ ]. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Acacia leucophloea is a deciduous Tree growing to 25 m 82ft by 25 m 82ft at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone UK The flowers are pollinated by Insects. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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A component of dry-forests, savannahs, bush woodlands, and desert ecosystems from sea level to elevations of metres[ ].