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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Shrub, tree, armed with stipular spines, prickles 0. Leaf: even-2-pinnate, generally alternate, generally deciduous; petiole, main axis generally with raised glands. Inflorescence: head [spike], generally 1 (or in raceme, panicle). Flower: radial; sepals, petals in 4--5, inconspicuous; stamens many, conspicuous, exserted, free; ovary simple. Fruit: dehiscent or not, flat or +- cylindric. Seed: rarely arilled.
Species In Genus: +- 160 species: tropics, subtropics. Etymology: (Rev. G.H. Vachell)
eFlora Treatment Author: David Seigler & John E. Ebinger
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Ulex europaeus
Next taxon: Vachellia farnesiana
Citation for this treatment: David Seigler & John E. Ebinger 2016. Vachellia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=69416, accessed on February 14, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 14, 2016.