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  Acacia caesia
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Acacia caesia (L.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 1090. 1806; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 428(304). 1919; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 148. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 92. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 37. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 171. 1994; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 604. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 125. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 116. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 110. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 202. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 332. 2009. Mimosa caesia L., Sp. Pl. 522. 1753p.p. Acacia intsia Willd. var. caesia (L.) Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 297. 1878. Acacia columnaris Craib., Bull. Misc. Inf. Kew 1915: 410. 1915; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 429(304). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 166. 1984.
  Malayalam Name(s): Eenga, Eenja, Incha, Palinja, Velutha-incha
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Soap bark
  Description: Stout ramblers; old stem 4-6-angled; prickles strong, recurved, bark fibrous. Leaves 20-25 cm long, pinnae 5-8 pairs, to 7 cm long; leaflets 18-22 pairs, to 11 x 3.5 mm, oblong, apiculate at apex, truncate at base; thinly pubescent below, 3-nerved from base. Heads terminal, panicled. Pods to 13 x 2.2 cm, oblong, flat, acuminate at both ends, marginate.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Kasaragode, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Chinnar, Koruthode, Vengoli, Moozhiar, Panthenthode border, Taliparamba
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