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  Acacia farnesiana
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 1083. 1806; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 292. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 425(301). 1919. Mimosa farnesiana L., Sp. Pl. 521. 1753. Vachellia farnesiana (L.) Wight & Arn., Prodr. 272. 1834.
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  Description: Trees to 10 m; branchlets warty. Leaves ca. 5 in a cluster, 2-7 cm; pinnae 5 pairs, 1-2.5 cm; leaflets 10-15 pairs, elliptic, 5 x 1 mm, overlapping, glabrous, base truncate, margin entire, apex obtuse; nerves prominent below; petiole to 1.5 cm, with a gland near the middle; rachis stiff-pubescent, eglandular; stipular thorns unequal, to 2 cm, straight. Flower-heads globose, 8 mm across, 2 or 3 in axillary cluster, to 2 cm; peduncle densely stiff-pubescent, with involucel of bracteoles at the base. Flowers 2 mm across. Calyx-tube 5-toothed, to 1.5 mm. Petals 5, yellow, to 2 mm. Stamens numerous, to 4 mm, basally connate. Ovary stipitate, terete, to 1 mm; style to 3 mm. Pod terete, 5 x 0.5 cm, pulpy, turgid, glabrous, obtuse at apices, horned; seeds 20 or more, globose, 0.5 mm, 2-seriate.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated as medicinal plants
  Distribution: Native of tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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