Acacia sinuata (Lour.) Merr.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Acacia sinuata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acacia sinuata (Lour.) Merr.
  • Common name : Soap-Nut Acacia, Washing Pod Tree
  • Vernacular name : Saptala (San.); Satala (Hin.); Shikakaai balli, Seege kai (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 188, KFP 6190
  • Collector(s) Name : R.Bhaskar
  • Key identification features : A prickly, climbing shrub with compound leaves. Leaf rachis is prickly and has glands. Flowers are aggregated to form heads with red sepals and white petals. The heads are in racemes or in panicles. Fruit is a dry dehiscent pod.
  • Habit : Liana
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • Comments : Common in moist-deciduous forests. Pods are used as a substitute for soap.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Savandurga-Magadi (Bangalore)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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