Description for Acacia Arabica, Desi Babul
Babool is a medium to large tree, native to West Asia, that can reach a height of 10 m, with an average of 4-7 m in height. The crown is somewhat flattened or rounded, with a moderate density.
The branches have a tendency to droop downwards if the crown is roundish. The bark is blackish gray or dark brown in mature trees and deeply grooved, with longitudinal fissures.
The young branches are smooth and gray to brown in color. The leaves are twice compound.
Planting and care
It grows in all terrestrial habitats, including alpine settings, rainforests, woodlands, grasslands, coastal dunes, and deserts.
Caring for Acacia Arabica
Typical uses of Acacia Arabica
Culinary use: Indigenous Australians have traditionally harvested the seeds of some species, to be ground into flour and eaten as a paste or baked into a cake. In addition to utilizing the edible seed and gum, they employed the timber for implements, weapons, and fuel.
Ornamental use: Plant used as an ornamental plant for foliage and attractive flowers.
- Orchard, Anthony E.; Wilson, Annette J.G. (2001). Flora of Australia. Volume 11A, Mimosaceae, Acacia part 1. Melbourne: CSIRO. pp. xâ€“. ISBN 9780643067172.
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