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Acacia gageana Craib in Kew Bull. 1915:409. 1915. Parker, For.Fl.Punj. ed.3.195 1956.

Large scrambling shrub, young shoots pubescent, older stem fluted and angled, prickles c.2.5 mm long, straight or hooked, occasionally absent on flowering branches. Stipules linear, caducous, not spinescent. Rachis 10-20 cm long, with a small, orbicular, sessile, pubescent gland near the base of the petiole and often similar glands between the upper 1-3 pairs of pinnae; pinnae 7-14 pairs, 5-10 cm long, sometimes with 1-3 small glands on the pinnae between the upper pairs of leaflets. Leaflets 6-40 pairs, c. 6-12 mm long, c. 2-4 mm broad, close and touching the adjoining leaflets, mostly acute, ciliate, glabrous above, hairy on the margin and on the nerves below. Inflorescence pedunculate, globose 20-30 flowered, heads arranged in large terminal panicle, the lower branches of which are axillary. Peduncle c. 1.5-2.0 cm long, with 1-3 branches; more or less glandular pubescent; bracts linear, acute, glandular pubescent; bracteole 1 mm long, minutely pubeĀ¬scent. Calyx 2-2.5 mm long, teeth pilose at the tip. Corolla 2.5-3 mm long, glabrous. Ovary glabrous, stipitate, stipe c.0.5 mm long. Pod c. 12.5-15.0 cm long, c. 2-3 mm broad, pubescent when young, glabrous when mature, flat, brown, sutures scarcely thickened.

Fl.Per. June-September

Holotype: Sikkim, lower hills, J. D. Hooker (K).

Distribution: Kashmir, Jammu; India (Kumaon, Sikkim, Assam).


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