Acacia palawanensis

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Acacia palawanensis

Description

Scandent shrub or woody climber, 6 m long or more, stem up to 7.5 cm in diameter. Branchlets terete, armed by recurved prickles up to 1.2 mm long and with longitudinal dark grey lines with minute light-coloured transverse lenticels, ultimate parts of branches and inflorescences densely patently puberulous, and with light red sessile glands, soon glabrescent. Leaves evenly scattered along the stem; Stipules oblong-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate or subfalcate, 4-8 by 12- 3 mm, base symmetrically subcordate. Inflorescences consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into patendy puberulous terminal panicles; Flowers whitish, male or bisexual, pentamerous, glabrous. Stamens 4.5-5.5 mm. Ovary glabrous, 1 mm, stipe 1.5 mm. Seeds very dark brown, irregularly shaped, broadly oblong, 8-11 by 5.5-6 by 1-1.5 mm;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Palawan present
Malesia: Philippines (Palawan).

Citation

auct. non (D. Don) Baker: Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. 1923: 249