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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Vachellia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Vachellia farnesiana (L.) Wight & Arn.
Habit: 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.
Note: Introduced in tropics, subtropics worldwide, often a troublesome, invasive weed. Cult in southern Europe for flower oils used in perfumes.
eFlora Treatment Author: David Seigler & John E. Ebinger
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to Vachellia farnesianaPrevious taxon: Vachellia
Next taxon: Vachellia farnesiana var. farnesiana
Citation for this treatment: David Seigler & John E. Ebinger 2016. Vachellia farnesiana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47711, accessed on May 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 26, 2016.