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Pakistan | Family List | Mimosaceae | Dichrostachys

Dichrostachys cinerea (Linn.) Wight & Arnott, Prod.Fl.Pen.Ind.Or. 271. 1834. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:288.1878; Parker, For. Fl.Punj.ed 3.201.1956.

  • Dichrostachys nutans (Pers.) Benth.
  • Mimosa cinerea Linn.

    A shrub, branches usually hairy when young. The larger leaf with 7-19 pairs of pinnae, glands present on the rachis may be sessile or stipitate, pinnae 1-2 cm long, leaflets 7-19 pairs, 2-5 mm, sometimes up to 9 mm long, obtuse, subacute or acute at the apex, margins hairy. Inflorescence fascicled spike, pedun¬cles hairy. Pod 8-11 mm, sometimes up to 14 mm wide, coiled.

    Fl. Per. May June.

    Type: Ceylon, Hermann (BM).

    Distribution: Widely distributed in Africa; cultivated in Lahore and Karachi.

    Our plants agree with dichrostachys cinerea ssp. africana var. africana according to Brenan & Brummitt (in Bol.Soc.Brot.39 (2) :77.1965).


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