Taxon: Acacia confusa Merr.

Genus: Acacia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Mimosoideae
      Tribe: Acacieae
Nomen number: 810
Place of publication: Philipp. J. Sci., C 5:27. 1910
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Jun-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:264. 1997)
  • Environmental: soil improver (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:264. 1997)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:264. 1997)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide F ChinaEng)
  • Materials: wood (fide F ChinaEng)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide F ChinaEng)
  • Weed: (fide Pl Invasion)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Philippines

  • Naturalized:

  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Hispaniola

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian, - Yunnan, - Guangxi, - Hainan
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan


  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). (F WIndies Online)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas (Pl Invasion) 255-267.
  • Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants (Pl Res SEAs) 11:264.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. Flora of Taiwan. 1975-1979 (F Taiwan)
  • Nielsen, I. 1985. The Malesian species of Acacia and Albizia (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae) Opera Bot. 81:7.
  • Pedley, L. 1986. Derivation and dispersal of Acacia (Leguminosae), with particular reference to Australia, and the recognition of Senegalia and Racosperma Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 92:248.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource). (F Hawaii Online)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Acacia confusa Merr. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Acacia confusa cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image