Vachellia constricta

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Vachellia constricta
Vachellia constricta


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 constricta


Vachellia constricta (Benth.) Seigler & Ebinger, Phytologia 87(3): 152 (2006).


  • Basionym
    • Acacia constricta Benth. (1852)
  • Homotypic
    • Acaciopsis constricta (Benth.) Britton & Rose (1928)
  • Heterotypic
    • Mimosa arcuata M.Martens & Galeotti (1843)
    • Acacia constricta var. paucispina Wooton & Standl. (1909)
    • Acaciopsis constricta var. paucispina (Wooton & Standl.) Moldenke (1937)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern USA
      • Arizona, California
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest
    • Regional: Southern Central USA
      • New Mexico, Texas

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mescat Acacia, whitethorn acacia
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