Acacia

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Contains 3 accepted taxa overall.

Family:FABACEAE
Common Name:ACACIA
Genus Notes:Acacia s.l. as traditionally recognized was polyphyletic with respect to multiple other genera intermixed among their lineages, resulting in its recircumscription and the recognition of five genera (and possibly more, e.g. for A. muricata, A. skleroxyla, A. visco). The five currently recognized genera are: Acacia s.s. (commonly with phyllodes, Oceania), Acaciella (Americas), Mariosousa (Americas), Senegalia (commonly with prickles, Africa, Americas, Asia), and Vachellia (commonly with stipular spines & involucrate inflorescences; Africa, Americas, Asia). See Maslin et al. (2003), Miller & Seigler (2012), Kyalangalilwa et al. (2013).
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus

Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order FABALES
FamilyFABACEAE
Genus Acacia

Citation

Citation ACACIA Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. 1754, nom. cons.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Acacia penninervis Sieber ex de Candolle, typ. cons.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Acacia auriculiformis EARLEAF ACACIA
Acacia retinodes WATER WATTLE
Acacia saligna COOJONG; GOLDEN WREATH WATTLE

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Chithonanthus Chithonanthus Lehmann, Pl. Preiss. 2: 368. 1848. TYPE: Chithonanthus restiaceus (Bentham) Lehmann (Acacia restiacea Bentham)
Cuparilla Cuparilla Rafinesque, Sylva Tellur. 120. 1838. TYPE: Non designatus.
Delaportea Delaportea Thorel ex Gagnepain, Notul. Syst. (Paris) 2: 118. 1911. TYPE: Delaportea armata Thorel ex Gagnepain
Drepaphyla Drepaphyla Rafinesque, Sylva Tellur. 120. 1838. TYPE: Non designatus.
Esclerona Esclerona Rafinesque, Sylva Tellur. 120. 1838. TYPE: Esclerona montana Rafinesque, nom. illegit. (Mimosa xylocarpa Roxburgh)
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