Vachellia caven

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Vachellia caven
Vachellia caven


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Acacieae
Genus: Vachellia
Species: Vachellia caven


Vachellia caven (Molina) Seigler & Ebinger Phytologia 87(3): 148. (2006)


  • Basionym
    • Mimosa caven Molina Sag. Stor. Nat. Chili 174. (1782)
  • Homotypic
    • Mimosa cavenia Molina (1789)
    • Acacia caven (Molina) Molina (1810)
    • Acacia caven var. caven
    • Acacia cavenia (Molina) Hook. & Arn. (1833)
    • Acacia farnesiana var. cavenia (Molina) Kuntze (1898)
    • Acacia farnesiana var. cavenia (Molina) Arechav. (1901) isonym
    • Vachellia farnesiana f. cavenia (Molina) Speg. (1921)
    • Acacia farnesiana f. cavenia (Molina) E.C.Clos (1930)
    • Acacia caven var. microcarpa (Speg.) Burkart ex Ciald. (1984)
    • Acacia caven var. stenocarpa (Speg.) Burkart ex Ciald. (1984)
  • Heterotypic
    • Acacia adenopa Hook. & Arn. (1833)
    • Acacia aromatica Poepp. ex Mart. (1879)
    • Acacia farnesiana var. brachycarpa Kuntze (1891)
    • Acacia farnesiana var. heterocarpa Kuntze (1898)
    • achellia farnesiana f. brachypoda Speg. (1921)
    • Vachellia farnesiana f. microcarpa Speg. (1921)
    • Vachellia farnesiana f. stenocarpa Speg. (1921)
    • Acacia caven var. dehiscens Burkart ex Ciald. (1984)
    • Acacia caven var. sphaerocarpa Burkart ex Aronson (1992)
    • Acacia caven var. macrocarpa Aronson (1992)
    • Acacia ibirocayensis Marchiori (1984)
    • Vachellia ibirocayensis (Marchiori) Deble & Marchiori (2010 [as '2009'])


Native distribution areas:
Vachellia caven
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil West-Central, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Paraguay, Uruguay

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Roman-cassie
español: Aromita, Aromo Criollo, Caven, Churque, Churqui, Espinillo, Espinillo De Banado, Espino, Espino Maulino
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