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  Acacia mearnsii
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Acacia mearnsii Wilde, Pl. Bequaert. 3: 61. 1925, "mearnsi"; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 50. 1992; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 617. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 118. 1999. Acacia decurrens (Wendl.) Willd. var. mollis Lindl., Bot. Reg. 5. t. 371. 1819.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Black Wattle
  Description: Trees, to 15 m high; young parts silky; branchlets semiterete. Leaves bipinnate, alternate, stipulate; rachis 4-12 cm long, slender, pulvinate, pubescent, a gland at the base of the rachis on the upper side; pinnae 8-21 pairs, subopposite, 1.5-6 cm long, slender, a gland between each pairs on the upper side; leaflets 36-90, subsessile, subopposite; lamina 1.5-4 x 0.5-1 mm, linear or linear-oblong, base obtuse, subacute or obliquely truncate, apex obtuse or subacute, margin entire, puberulent, membranous, veins obscure. Flowers bisexual, white or creamy, sessile, heads arranged in axillary or terminal panicles or racemes; calyx 2.5-3 x 2-2.8 mm, ochraceous puberulous; lobes 5, ca. 2 x 1 mm, oblong; corolla 3.5-4 mm long; lobes 5, 2.5-3.5 x 1-2 mm, triangular-oblong; stamens 4-5 mm long; ovary superior, 4.5-5 mm long; style 4-5 mm long. Fruit a pod, 3-10 x 0.5-1 cm, flat, narrow, straight to slightly curved, usually constricted between the seeds, tomentose, blackish-brown.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-October
  District(s): Idukki
  Habitat: Raised in plantations
  Distribution: Native of Australia, widely planted in Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1500-
  Localities: Pothumala, Old Devicolam
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