Genus: Acacia Mill.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Acacieae
Alternate family(ies): Mimosaceae
Common names: acacia, wattle
Genus number: 26
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 902 (387 active, 380 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.9 & App. III)

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Brummitt, R. K. 2004. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 55. (Taxon) 53:826-829.
  • Clarke, H. D. et al. 2000. Implications of chloroplast DNA restriction site variation for systematics of Acacia (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae). Syst. Bot. 25:618-632.
  • Ebinger, J. E. et al. 2000. Taxonomic revision of South American species of the genus Acacia subgenus Acacia (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae). Syst. Bot. 25:588-617.
  • International Society for Horticultural Science International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource).. (ICRA)
  • Lewis, G. et al., eds. Legumes of the world. (Leg World) 188.
  • Luckow, M. et al. 2005. Acacia: the case against moving the type to Australia. (Taxon) 54:513-519.
  • Maslin, B. R. et al. 2003. Overview of the generic status of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). Austral. Syst. Bot. 16:1-18.
  • McNeill, J. & N. J. Turland 2010. The conservation of Acacia with A. penninervis as conserved type. (Taxon) 59:613-616.
  • Moore, G. et al. 2010. Acacia, the 2011 Nomenclature Section in Melbourne, and beyond. (Taxon) 59:1188-1195.
  • Murphy, D. J. et al. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of Acacia Mill. (Mimosoideae: Leguminosae): evidence for major clades and informal classification. (Taxon) 59:7-19.
  • Orchard, A. E. & B. R. Maslin 2003. (1584) Proposal to conserve the name Acacia (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae) with a conserved type. (Taxon) 52:362-363.
  • Orchard, A. E. & B. R. Maslin 2005. The case for conserving Acacia with a new type. (Taxon) 54:509-512.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Acacia
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 26 June 2019.