Yellow Nicker is a large, thorny, straggling, shrub which behaves like a
strong woody climber, taking support of trees. The branches are armed with
hooks and straight hard yellow prickles. Leaves are large, double
compound, with 7 pairs of pinnae, and each with 3-8 pairs of leaflets with
1-2 small recurved prickles between them on the underside. Flowers are
yellow, in dense long-stalked racemes at the top. Fruits are inflated
pods, covered with wiry prickles. Seeds are 1-2 per pod, oblong or
globular, hard, grey with a smooth shiny surface. The hard and shiny seeds
are green, turning grey.They are used for jewellery.
Medicinal uses: Fruits are tonic and antipyretic. Seeds yield a
fatty oil used as a cosmetic and for discharges from the ear. Leaves and
bark are febrifuge.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale
Photographed at Dighave village, near Dhule, Maharashtra.
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