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12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3


Acacia pseudointsia Miq.

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


Fl. Ind. Bat. 1: 12 (1855).

Vernacular Names

Malaysia: kelichi, kayap (Peninsular). Thailand: khee chaang (northern).


Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Borneo.


In Peninsular Malaysia, ash from the fruits has been used as powder to treat itch.


A straggling shrub or liana up to 40 m long; leaflets chartaceous, lateral veins of leaflets forming a reticulate pattern beneath, glands on petiole and rachis elliptical to oblong; flower glomerules 9—10 mm in diameter; pod oblong to lanceolate, 18—25 cm x 3.5—5 cm. Acacia pseudointsia occurs in primary and secondary rain forests, often at riversides, up to 1000 m altitude.

Selected Sources

[121]Burkill, I.H., 1966. A dictionary of the economic products of the Malay Peninsula. Revised reprint. 2 volumes. Ministry of Agriculture and Co- operatives, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Vol. 1 (A—H) pp. 1—1240, Vol. 2 (I— Z) pp. 1241—2444.
[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.
[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 pseudointsia Miq.. 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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