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.

 

References:

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: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 06 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001050772.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 06 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Shikakai.html.

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: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/senegalia-rugata, accessed 2024/04/24.