Senegalia rugata – Shikakai, Soap-Pod

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Acacia concinna and Acacia sinuata (WFO, 2023).


Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Anthene lycaenina – Pointed Ciliate Blue and Prosotas nora – Common Lineblue by Milind Bhakare from Satara, Maharashtra in 2012.



Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 06 Jan 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 06 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Bhakare, M. and N. Kawthankar 2024. Senegalia rugata (Lam.) Britton & Rose – Shikakai, Soap-Pod. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/04/24.