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  Acacia torta
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Acacia torta (Roxb.) Craib, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1915: 410. 1915; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 428(304). 1919; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 169. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 186. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 44. 1992; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 11,17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 167. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 111. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 240. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 126. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 119. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 110. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 202. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 264. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 334. 2009. Mimosa torta Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 566. 1832. Acacia caesia Wight & Arn., Prodr. 278. 1834, non Willd. 1806.
  Malayalam Name(s): Anthochini, Kallinja, Pattincha
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  Description: Rambling shrubs with recurved prickles; branchlets puberulus. Leaves alternate, to 24 cm long; bipinnate, pinnae 6-10 pairs; leaflets 25-30 pairs, 8 x 3 mm, oblong, obtuse at apex, subcordate at base, slightly pubescent, 1-nerved from base; petiole to 5 cm long with a basal globose gland. Heads 1.5 cm across, solitary or in groups of 2 or 3 in terminal panicles. Calyx 1 mm long, 5-lobed. Petals oblong 2 mm long. Staminal filaments 5.5 mm long, yellow. Pods 16 x 2.5 cm, flat, papery, yellowish-brown, densely glandular; seeds 6-8.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: India and Pakistan
  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:
  Localities: Peechi, Thenmala, Karimutty, Thekkady, Karimala, Parambikulam, Walayar, Appuppanthode, Kannoth R.F., Odanthode, Chindaki forest, Thazhakkara, Nellikuth
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