: Acacia nilotica
- akis meaning thorn/sharp point
- along the Nile River
A. nilotica is a native to India, Pakistan andmost of the African countries.
The tree is 5-20 m high with a dense sphericalcrown
Pods- resembles beaded necklace, flat, straightor slightly curved
Annual availability of A. nilotica pods in India:600,000 metric tons.
Scientific classification Kingdom:Plantae (unranked):Angiosperms (unranked):Eudicots (unranked):Rosids Order:Fabales Family:Fabaceae Genus: