Acacia concinna (Willd.) DC.
Acacia rugata (Lamk) Buch.-Ham. ex Benth., Acacia sinuata (Lour.) Merr.
|English||Soap pod tree.|
|Indonesia||Kate-kate kecil (Moluccas), gongai (Banda).|
|Cambodia||Bânla: sâ-'öt, ba:y dâmna:ëb.|
|Thailand||Som khon, som poi (northern).|
|Vietnam||Keo l[as] me.|
Acacia concinna is widely distributed in tropical Asia and occurs throughout Southeast Asia.
This is an erect, spreading or scrambling shrub or liana, which can reach up to 18(-30) m long.
The leaflets are membranous, with lateral veins forming a reticulate pattern beneath. The petiole of leaflets contains prominent glands and circular to elliptical rachis.
The flowers are in glomerules and 7-12 mm in diametre.
The pod is oblong and often with constrictions, measuring 4.5-15 cm x 1.5-2 cm.
Acacia concinna occurs in primary and secondary rainforests, often at riversides, also found in forest clearings and margins, up to 1000 m altitude.
Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. 2003.