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  Acacia dealbata
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Acacia dealbata Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. 445. 1822; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 429(304). 1919; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 47. 1992; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 608. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 49. 1998.
  Malayalam Name(s): Wattle
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Silver Wattle
  Description: Evergreen unarmed trees, to 20 m high;. bark grey, fairly smooth; branchlets and leaves grey-hoary. Leaves bipinnate, alternate, stipulate; rachis 3-9 cm, slender, pulvinate, silvery pubescent; pinnae 18-21 pairs, 0.7-2.8 cm long, slender, with a gland between each pairs on the upper side, even pinnate; leaflets 20-80, opposite, sessile, minute; lamina 2-4 x. 5-1 mm, oblong, linear or linear-oblong, base obliquely truncate, apex obtuse, margin entire, silvery pubescent, glaucous, chartaceous; lateral nerves obscure. Flowers yellow, very sweet scented, heads in axillary or terminal panicles; peduncle 5-10 mm long, ochraceous tomentellous; calyx 1-1.5 x 0.5-1.5 mm, 5-fid; corolla 2.3-3.5 mm long; petals oblong; stamens many, 3.5-4.5 mm long; ovary 4-5 mm long, subsessile, oblong, style 3-4 mm long; stigma minute, terminal. Fruit a pod 2.5-8 x 0.5-1 cm, flat, straight or curved, irregularly constricted between the seeds, acuminate at the apex, glabrous, dark reddish-brown; stalk very short; seeds 2-6, 5-6 x 3.5-4 mm, horizontal.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-March
  District(s): Idukki
  Habitat: Raised in plantations
  Distribution: Native of 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: 1200-2150
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