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  Racosperma auriculiforme
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Racosperma auriculiforme ( Benth. ) Pedley, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 92: 247. 1986; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 340. 2009. Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn. ex Benth. in Hook.'s London J. Bot. 1: 377. 1842; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 148. 1989; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 45. 1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 167. 1996; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 603. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 111. 1997; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 206. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 263. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Acacia
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Darwin Black Wattle, Ear Pod Wattle
  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bark brown, smooth; branchlets terete, glabrous. Phyllodes alternate; stipules lateral; petiole 8-20 mm long, pulvinate, slender, glabrous; lamina 7-20 x 1-5 cm, linear, falcate or falcate-elliptic-falcate, base attenuate, apex subacute or obtuse, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; 3-6 parallel ribs from the base, palmate, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, yellow, 2.5 mm, in axillary spikes, to 4-8 cm long; calyx 0.5-1 x 0.8-1 mm, campanulate; lobes 5; corolla ca. 2 mm long; lobes 5, 1.5-1.8 mm, lobes lanceolate; stamens many, 3-4 mm long; ovary superior, subsessile, glabrous; styles 3-4 mm long. Fruit a pod, 3-10 x 0.5-1 cm, flat, glabrous, woody and much twisted in irregular coils; seeds black, 0.6 x 0.5 cm, with orange-yellow coloured aril.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as avenue tree, also raised in plantations
  Distribution: Native of Tropical Australia
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kuriachira, Kakki hills, Bhagavathipady
   
 
   
 
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