Acacia pluricapitata

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Acacia pluricapitata

Description

Scandent shrub or climber up to 21 m or more. Branchlets terete, armed by recurved c. 1 mm long prickles; Leaves evenly distributed along the stem; Stipules filiform, caducous, c. 2-2.5 mm. Inflorescences consisting of pedunculate glomerules which are either axillary or aggregated into terminal or axillary tomentose to velutinous panicles; Flowers yellowish white or yellowish green, bisexual, pentamerous. Stamens c. 3.5 mm. Ovary 0.5-1 mm, sericeous to woolly, stipe 0.5-1 mm. Seeds dark brown, broadly elliptic, ± asymmetric, flattened, c. 7.5-8 by 5-5.5 mm;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya present; Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present), S Vietnam present
Thailand, S Vietnam; in Malesia: Malaya, Sumatra, Java.

Uses

Grounded leaves applied by the Malays for headache; root bark also employed medicinally.

Citation

Benth. - in Opera Bot. 1985: f. 8, 9: 1-6
Benth. - in Fl. Camb. Laos Vietnam. 1981: pl. 12: 1-11
Nielsen - in Adansonia. 1980: 354
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1963: 557