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Trees of SN College Chempazhanthy:

Acacia mangium Willd.

Synonym: Racosperma mangium (Willd.) Pedley.
Sub Family Mimosoideae
Local Names: Manjium, Hickory wattle, Black wattle

Flowering and fruiting period: July – February

Distribution: Australia

Habitat: Grown as avenue tree, also raised in plantations

Uses: The germinating seeds can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable. Gums are sometimes taken internally in the treatment of diarrhoea and haemorrhoids. The tree is widely grown to provide pulp for the paper industry.

Key Characters: Trees, to 30 m high, bark pale grey-brown. Phyllode simple; petiole stout, pulvinate; lamina elliptic-oblong, margin entire. Flowers bisexual, white, in loose axillary spikes; calyx gamosepalous; corolla
gamopetalous, deeply lobed; stamens many; filaments free; ovary superior, puberulous. Fruit a pod, woody, twisting into spiral cluster.