Acacia catechu (L.f.) Willd.

First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4. 4: 1079 (1806)
This name is a synonym of Senegalia catechu

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Senegalia catechu.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Acacia catechu.]
  • Rechinger, K.H. (1986). Flora Iranica 161: 1-15. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien. [Cited as Acacia catechu.]
  • Sarmah, K.K. & Borthakur, S.K. (2009). A checklist of angiospermic plants of Manas national park in Assam, India. Pleione 3: 190-200. [Cited as Acacia catechu.]
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis). [Cited as Acacia catechu.]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Ali, S. I. (1973). Flora of Pakistan, No. 36. Mimosaceae. Karachi:Univ. of Karachi
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & Long, D. G. (1987). Flora of Bhutan, Vol. 1. (Part 3). Edinburgh: RBG
  • Hotta, M et al (1989). Sekai Yuhyou-shokubutu(Useful Pls. of World) Heibonsha. Tokyo
  • Khatun, R. B. (1987). Tree Legumes of Bangladesh
  • Mitsuhashi, H (1988). Illustrated Medicinal Plants of the World. Hokuryukan. Tokyo.
  • Nielsen, I. C. (1992). Flora Malesiana, Series I Vol II Part I Mimosaceae.
  • Wiersema, J. H. et al. (1990). Legume Nomenclature USDA Germplasm Sys. USDA Tech. Bull. 1757

Other Data

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