Acacia concinna

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Acacia concinna

Description

Erect spreading or scrambling shrub or woody climber, 7.5-18(-30) m high, with several stems of up to 10 cm in diameter, bearing straggling branches. Branchlets terete, armed by 5 rows of up to c. 3 mm long prickles, greyish, with numerous transverse, light lenticels, without alternating longitudinal lines, ultimate parts of branchlets velutinous to tomentose, glabrescent, with scattered light yellowish glandular hairs or without glandular hairs. Leaves evenly scattered along the stem; Stipules cordate, 3-8 by 1.5-6 mm, often slightly caudate, woolly or slightly puberulous, caducous. Inflorescence consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into short racemes or rarely in terminal panicles up to 20 cm, peduncles clustered in groups of up to four; Flowers sessile, bisexual, pentamerous, white or cream, buds dark red. Stamens 3.5-5.5 mm. Ovary 0.8-1.5 mm, glabrous to sericeous, stipe 1-1.5 mm. Seeds variable, elliptic, oblong or orbicular, slightly flattened, 6.5-11 by 4.5-8 mm;

Distribution

Ambon present, Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya present (Singapore present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Banda present, Flores present, Kai Is present, Papua New Guinea present, Sumba present, tropical Asia present
Tropical Asia; in Malesia: Malaya, Singapore, Sumatra (1 coll.), Java, Philippines, Celebes, Sumba, Flores, Banda, Ambon, Kai Is., Papua New Guinea.

Uses

The acid fruits are sometimes used in the Philippine cooking.

Notes

Probably not indigenous to E Malesia For a full synonymy, see Nielsen (1980: 348).

Citation

Verdc. - in Kew Bull. 1978: 471
DC. - in Fl. Thailand. 1985: 169
Ridley - in Fl. Mai. Pen. 1923: 657
Blanco - in Fl. Filip., ed. 3. 1879: t. 374
DC. - in Prod. 1825: 431
Benth. - in Lond. J. Bot. 1842: 514
Merr. - in Philipp. J. Sci., Bot. 1910: 28
Lour., Fl. Cochinch., ed. Willd. 1793: 802
auct. non (L.) Willd.: Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. 1923: 249
DC. - in Opera Bot. 1985: 12
DC., Manual New Guin. Legum. 1979: 164
DC. - in Fl. Camb. Laos Vietnam. 1981: pl. 9: 9-16
Nielsen - in Adansonia. 1980: 348
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1963: 556
Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. 1923: 249
Blanco, Fl. Filip., ed. 2. 1845: 510