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  Acacia sinuata
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Acacia sinuata (Lour.) Merr., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. n.s.24: 186. 1935; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 168. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 186. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 239. 1997; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 625. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 125. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 110. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 333. 2009. Mimosa sinuata Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 653. 1790. Mimosa concinna Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 1039. 1806. Acacia concinna (Willd.) DC., Prodr. 2: 464. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 296. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 429(304). 1919; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 38. 1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 167. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 110. 1997. Acacia concinna (Willd.) DC. var. rugata (Benth.) Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 297. 1878. Acacia rugata (Lam.) J. Voigt, Hort. Suburb. Calcutt. 263. 1845, non Benth. 1842; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 429(304). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Charmalentha, Charmanthala, Cheeka, Cheekkakka, Cheenikka, Cheevikka, Perumkai, Shivakai
  Tamil name(s): Shikkakai
  English name(s): Ritha, Soapnut acacia
  Description: Scandent shrubs with stout recurved prickles, stem with warty tubercles; branchlets pubescent, black. Leaves alternate, bipinnate, pinnae 8-10 pairs, to 5 cm long; leaflets sessile, 25-30 pairs, to 6 x 1 mm, oblong, truncate at base, pubescent; rachis to 4 cm long, prickled, gland near the base spherical, sessile. Heads axillary, solitary or paired, 1 cm across, in axillary and terminal racemes; peduncle 3 cm long. Calyx 3 mm long, dull red, 5-lobed. Petals white longer than the calyx. Stamens numerous; filaments 5 mm long, basally connate. Pods rugose and wrinkled, reddish-brown, 12 x 2 cm; seeds 7-12, transverse.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-March
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Pathanamthitta
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Moolakkayam, Thekkady, Muthalakkuzhi, Parambikulam, Mukkali forests, Tirunalli, Ayyappankovil, Nadugani ghats
   
 
   
 
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