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Senegalia catechu (black cutch; Khair; Katha; Catechu)

Synonyms: Acacia catechu

Wikipedia Abstract

Senegalia catechu is a deciduous, thorny tree which grows up to 15 m (50 ft) in height. The plant is called khair in Hindi, and kachu in Malay, hence the name was Latinized to "catechu" in Linnaean taxonomy, as the type-species from which the extracts cutch and catechu are derived.
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Allergen Potential [1]  High
Janka Hardness [3]  2630 lbf (1193 kgf) Very Hard
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Specific Gravity [4]  0.801
Structure [2]  Tree


Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[5]


Bangladesh (native); Bhutan (native); China (native); India (native); India-ISO (native); Indonesia-ISO (introduced); Jawa (introduced); Mauritius (introduced); Myanmar (native); Nepal (native); Pakistan (native); Ryukyu Is (introduced); Sri Lanka (native); Taiwan (introduced); Thailand (native);



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
4Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository.
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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