Senegalia torta – Twisted Acacia

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Acacia torta (WFO, 2023).


Natural History: These plants possesses extrafloral nectaries which attracts many butterflies.



Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 07 Jan 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 07 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Senegalia torta (Roxb.) Maslin, Seigler & Ebinger – Twisted Acacia. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/04/20.