(L.) Willd., Oliv.
|Range of Acacia catechu|
Range of Acacia catechu
Acacia catechu is a deciduous, thorny tree which grows up to 15m in height. Common names for it include Catechu, Cachou and Black Cutch. It is found in Asia, China, India and the Indian Ocean area.
The tree can be propagated by planting its seeds, which are soaked in hot water first. After about six months in a nursery, the seedlings can be planted in the field.