Acacia merrillii

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Acacia merrillii


Scandent shrub or woody climber up to 90 m long, stem 3 cm in diameter. Branchlets terete, armed by 5 rows of up to 1 mm long, recurved prickles; Leaves evenly scattered along the stem; Stipules linear, oblong-lanceolate (to ovate-semicordate), 1-3.5 by 0.2-0.6 mm, early caducous. Inflorescences consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into terminal panicles or racemes; Flowers sessile, white, male and bisexual in the same glomerule, pentamerous. Stamens 4.5-5 mm, anthers glandular. Ovary 0.8-1 mm, puberulous; Seeds unknown.


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Halmahera present, Mangoli present, Sula Is present
Malesia: Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas (Sula Is.: Mangoli; Halmahera).


For notes on the variation in this species, see Nielsen, l.c.


Merr., Philipp. J. Sc. 1906: 62
auct. non (L.) Willd.: F.-Vill., Phan. Cuming. Philipp. 1885: 111
Merr. - in Philipp. J. Sc., Bot. 1910: 29
auct. non (L.) Willd.: F.-Vill., Rev. Pl. Vase. Filip. 1886: 120
Vidal, Sinopsis. 1883: t. 45, f. D