Acacia decurrens, an erect evergreen tree, 8-12m in height
Common wattle, Green wattle
A. decurrens Willd., Mimosa angulata (Desv.) Poir.
Seed Collection period
Oct. - Nov.
Long Lived (1-2 years)
Acid (H2SO4) Scarification
Fuel, Tannin, Fodder Bark use as astringent, Used to treat diarrhea. Used to make jelly and candy, nitrogen fixer
Plant Average Height
Acacia decurrens, an erect evergreen tree, 8-12m in height, with bright green dense foliage, is native to Australia, and later introduced in India, grows well in Kodaikanal, Palni hills, and some parts of Uttar Pradesh. The Bark is olive-green and turns dark gray on old trees. Leaves are bipinnate, flowers are bright yellow, and fruits are narrow flat pods, each containing about 11 blackish seeds. The pollen rich flowers are used in fritters, and the gum produced from the trunk is edible and insoluble in water. Acacia decurrens seed requires to be scarified and soaked in warm water for about 12 hrs. Optimum germination occurs at about 25°C in sandy and loamy soil. Acacia decurrens initially prefers a sunny location, with protection from strong winds.