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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.


V. farnesiana (L.) Wight & Arn. SWEET ACACIA
Shrub, small tree < 8 m; stipular spines 7–30(50) mm, straight, white in age. Stem: twig ± ridged, ± hairy. Leaf: clustered on short-shoot or not, deciduous, < 5 cm; petiole 3–16 mm, ± hairy, gland present; 1° leaflets 2–6 pairs, 6–33 mm; 2° leaflets 8–19 pairs, 1.6–6.3 mm, 0.5–1.7 mm wide, oblong. Inflorescence: head, generally 1–3 per axil, also clustered with leaves on short-shoots, stalked, < leaf. Flower: bright yellow to dull orange. Fruit: indehiscent, 9–18 mm wide, ± straight, cylindric, leathery, dark brown, glabrous. Seed: ± embedded in a sweet pulp. Introduced in tropics, subtropics worldwide, often a troublesome, invasive weed. Cult in southern Europe for flower oils used in perfumes. [Online Interchange]

Key to Vachellia farnesiana

1. Fruit 3–9 cm; seeds in 2+ rows ..... var. farnesiana

1' Fruit 10–17 cm; seeds in 1 row ..... var. minuta


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