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12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3


Acacia pluricapitata Steudel ex Benth.

This article should be read together with the article on the genus: Acacia in the Handbook volume indicated above in this database.


Lond. Journ. Bot. 1: 516 (1842).

Vernacular Names

Indonesia: segani recop bulung (Lampung), garut areuy (Sundanese), got (Javanese). Vietnam: s[oos]ng r[aws]n (Sông Bé).


Southern Vietnam, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Java.


In traditional medicine in Peninsular Malaysia, a poultice of leaves has been applied to the head to treat headache, and in Indonesia the stem juice has been used against sprue.


A scandent shrub or liana up to 21 m long; leaflets chartaceous, lateral veins of leaflets not forming a reticulate pattern beneath, glands on petiole and rachis obconical or cylindrical; flower glomerules 7—8 mm in diameter; pod linear-oblong, often with constrictions, 7—12.5 cm x 2—2.5 cm. Acacia pluricapitata occurs in primary and secondary rain forest, often at riversides, also in forest margins and clearings, up to 1000 m altitude.

Selected Sources

[247]Flora Malesiana (various editors), 1950—. Foundation Flora Malesiana. Rijksherbarium/Hortus Botanicus, Leiden, the Netherlands.
[249]Flora of Thailand (various editors), 1970—. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department, Bangkok, Thailand.
[250]Flore du Cambodge, du Laos et du Viêtnam [Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam] (various editors), 1960—. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.
[334]Heyne, K., 1950. De nuttige planten van Indonesië [The useful plants of Indonesia]. 3rd Edition. 2 volumes. W. van Hoeve, 's-Gravenhage, the Netherlands/Bandung, Indonesia. 1660 + CCXLI pp.


S. Aggarwal

Correct Citation of this Article

Aggarwal, S., 2003. Acacia pluricapitata Steudel ex Benth.. In: Lemmens, R.H.M.J. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (Editors): Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia. Database record:

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