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Acacia eburnea (Linn. f.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 5 (4) : 1081. 1805. Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:293. 1878; A.H. Khan, Acacias in Pakistan, 14. 1958.

Vern. Pahari Kikar, Kikar; Marmat.

  • Mimosa eburnea Linn. f.

    A large shrub or a small tree, bark rough dark grey. Stipular spines straight, c. 0.6-5.6 cm long, tapering from a broad base, white. Pinnae 2-8 pairs, c. 6-13 mm long, leaflets 5-8 pairs, 2.5-3 mm long, linear, acute to subobtuse, glabrous. Flowers in axillary, pedunculate globose heads, bright yellow, odour disagreeable; peduncle c. 2.5 cm long with involucre of connate bracts about the middle. Calyx c. 1-1.5 mm long, campanulate. Corolla c. 2-3 mm long. Ovary stalked, glabrous. Pod stalked, 7.5-15 cm long, c. 6-9 mm broad, flat, slightly curved, indented on both the sutures, longitudinally veined, glabrous. Seeds 6-10.

    Fl. Per. November March.

    Type: Herb. Linn. 1228/24 (LINK).

    Distribution: W. Pakistan, rare in salt range, Punjab (A.H. Khan, l.c.); throughout India in dry regions; Ceylon, Arabia, Afghanistan.


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