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Prosopis cineraria (L.)Druce

Synonyms

Adenanthera aculeata, Mimosa cineraria, Prosopis spicata, Prosopis spicigera

Common names

Ghaf, Khejri, Janty, Jand, Kandi, Banni, Gandasein, Vanni, Jammi, Chaunkra, Janti, Khar, Khejri, Sami, Shami, Sumri, Vanni-andara, Katu andara, Kalapu andara, Lunu andara

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Prosopis cineraria is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is native to arid portions of Western Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, including Afghanistan, Iran, India, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. It is an established introduced species in parts of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia. Common names include Ghaf (Arabic); Khejri or "Loong Tree" (Rajasthan); Janty(जांटी) (Bishnois); Jand (Punjabi); Kandi (Sindh); Banni (Kannada);Gandasein(Burmese); Vanni (Tamil); Jammi (Telugu); Chaunkra, Jant/Janti, Khar, Khejri/Khejra, Sami, Shami (Marathi)and (Hindi); Sumri (Gujarat); Vanni-andara, Katu andara, Kalapu andara, Lunu andara (Sinhala).[+]

LinkBee on flowers of a Ghaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsAl Furqan Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkYellow flowers of Ghaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) taken from Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsDoha Expressway, Doha, Qatar
LinkGhaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015
Location on mapsAl Furqan Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkBlooming ghaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015
Location on mapsAl Furqan Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkGhaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 14, 2016
Location on mapsAl Furqan St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBig ghaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) near Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 8, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkGhaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) near Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 8, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkBranches of ghaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) near Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 8, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkGhaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) in a roadside depression near Route 77 to Ras Laffan. Qatar, April 16, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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