Garat, Garad, sanat


Name: Garat, Garad, sanat

Scientific name: Acacia nilotica

Type: Tree

Color: Green,Yellow

Habitat: Roadsides,Sandy Areas

Size: 500 - 2000 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Tree. Flowering. Mar–Nov. Status: Introduced. Also recorded: E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Subsp. indica is widely planted in the Gulf and presumably in Qatar; it is native to parts of Saudi Arabia and Oman. Uses: The wood has various construction uses and can used as firewood and for producing charcoal. The bark is a source of tannin and dye. Gum Arabic is obtained from this and other Acacia species and used commercially as stabiliser in the food industry; also as an ingredient in other products such as glues, paints and cosmetics.