Vachellia nilotica subsp. tomentosa

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Vachellia nilotica subsp. tomentosa
Vachellia nilotica subsp. tomentosa


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 nilotica
Subspecies: V. n. subsp. tomentosa –


Vachellia nilotica subsp. tomentosa (Benth.) Kyal. & Boatwr., 2013


  • Basionym
    • Acacia arabica var. tomentosa Benth. (1842)
  • Homotypic
    • Acacia scorpioides var. pubescens A.Chev. (1927)
    • Acacia nilotica var. tomentosa (Benth.) A.F.Hill (1940)
    • Acacia nilotica subsp. tomentosa (Benth.) Brenan (1957)
    • Acacia nebneb Adans. (1773)
  • Heterotypic
    • Acacia neboueb Baill. (1863-4)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Burkina, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate-temperate
    • Regional: Indian Subcontinent
      • India
    • Regional: Arabian Peninsula
      • Saudi Arabia
    • Introduced into:
      • Angola

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Babul, Kikar, Prickly Acacia
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