Acacia confusa (PROSEA)
Acacia confusa Merrill
- Family: Leguminosae - Mimosoideae
- Acacia richii auct., non A. Gray,
- Racosperma confusum (Merrill) Pedley.
- Philippines: ayangili, ualisen (Sambali)
- Vietnam: cây dài loan tương tư.
Native to Taiwan and northern Philippines (Luzon, not clear whether indigenous, cultivated or naturalized); also cultivated in Thailand, Indo-China, Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and occasionally elsewhere.
Grown as a green manure, shade tree and fodder crop.
- Tree, up to 10 m tall, trunk up to 1 m in diameter.
- Phyllodes alternate, linear-lanceolate, 6.5-10 cm × 5-9 mm, straight to slightly curved, usually with a hooked apex, leathery, glabrous, with 5 or more prominent, parallel veins.
- Inflorescence a globose head, 6-9 mm in diameter, single or paired in leaf axil.
- Flowers numerous, pentamerous, yellow.
- Pod flat, linear, 4-10 cm × 7-10 mm, with 7-8 seeds.
A. confusa is found on slopes and in dry forest at low altitudes. In Malaysia it is cultivated at 1000-1200 m altitude.
16, 48, 51, 84, 151.
- M.S.M. Sosef & L.J.G. van der Maesen