Acacia leucophloea

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Acacia leucophloea

Description

Deciduous tree to 35 m high, stem diameter 35-100 cm; Branchlets angular in the distal parts, tomentose to scarcely puberulous, glabrescent. Leaves: Stipules spinescent, straight. Inflorescences consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into terminal or axillar panicles up to c. 30 cm, tomentose or woolly; Flowers sessile, light yellow to cream, pentamerous. Stamens 15-20, 2.8 mm long, anthers with a gland at the apex of the connective. Ovary subsessile, 0.9 mm, minutely puberulous at the top. Seeds variable, orbicular, broadly elliptic or trapezoid, 4.5-6.5 by 3-5 mm, ± flattened;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: India present; Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. (Bali present); Thailand (Thailand present), Burma present, Madura present, S Vietnam present, Timor present
India, Burma, Thailand, S Vietnam; in Malesia: Java, Madura, Bali, Timor. — .

Uses

Bark tanniferous, the wood very hard and durable.

Notes

The indumentum of branchlets and calyx of Malesian specimens tends to be scarcer than that of continental material.

Citation

Roxb. - in Fl. Ind., ed. 2. 1832: 558
Nielsen - in Adansonia. 1980: 345
Willd. - in Fl. Thailand. 1986: 160
Willd. - in Fl. Camb. Laos Vietnam. 1981: pl. 6: 9-15
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1963: 556
Miq. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1855: 6