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Pakistan | Family List | Mimosaceae | Acacia

Acacia hydaspica J.R. Drumm. ex Parker in Kew Bull. 1921: 309. 1921. Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3. 191. 1956.

A slender deciduous shrub, c. 1.2-1.8 m tall, twigs glabrous slightly zigzag, bark smooth, dark grey. Stipular spines c. 1.2-2.5 cm long, white. Rachis 3.5 mm to 3.8 cm long, smaller eglandular, longer with 2 glands, one in the middle of the rachis, the other between the last pair of pinnae. Pinnae 1-4 pairs, c. 5-13 mm long, leaflets 4-8 pairs, c. 2.5-4 mm long, elliptic, oblong, glabrous, subacute, petiolule 1 mm long. Inflorescence globose pedunculate heads, in the axils of leaves, solitary or in pairs, peduncle c. l.0-1.8 cm long, 3 bracts, at, above or below the middle of the peduncle. Calyx c. 1.5 mm long, campanulate. Corolla c. 3 mm long or less. Pod c. 10-15 cm long, c. 5-7 mm broad, flat, straight or curved, stipitate, glabrous, longitudinally veined. Seeds 1-8, areole not well marked.

Fl. Per. September-March.

Lectotype: N.W. India, Attock, Griffith 1921 (K).

Distribution: W. Pakistan and Indian Punjab.

The plant is used as fuel. It is browsed by goat and camel.


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