Taxon: Vachellia farnesiana (L.) Wight & Arn.

 
Genus: Vachellia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
      Tribe: Acacieae
Nomen number: 450067
Place of publication: Prodr. fl. Ind. orient. 272. 1834
Name Verified on: 11-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-May-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 29 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Bee plants: honey production (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Leg ErWild)
  • Environmental: soil improver (fide Leg ErWild)
  • Materials: essential oils (used in perfumery fide Flower Oils)
  • Materials: lipids (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide Rico & Pennington, pers. comm. 2012)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, - Louisiana
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis - St. Kitts; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama - Cocle, - Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere in tropical, subtropical, and warm-temperate regions

    Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Israel; Syria
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: France

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). (F WIndies Online)
  • Clarke, H. D. et al. 1989. Acacia farnesiana (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) and related species from Mexico, the southwestern U.S., and the Caribbean Syst. Bot. 14:559.
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  • Isely, D. Native and naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii). 1998 (Leg US)
  • Rico, L. & T. Pennington 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  • Seigler, D. S. & J. E. Ebinger 2006. New combinations in the genus Vachellia (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) from the New World (Phytologia) 87:139-178.
  • Space, J. C. & C. T. Imada 2004. Report to the Republic of Kiribati on invasive plant species on the islands of Tarawa, Abemama, Butaritari and Maiana Pacific Biol. Surv. 2003-006:1-103.
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource). (F Hawaii Online)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Vachellia farnesiana (L.) Wight & Arn. :

  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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.