Vachellia tortilis

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Vachellia tortilis as Acacia tortilis
Vachellia tortilis

Taxonavigation[edit]

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 tortilis
Subspecies: V. t. subsp. crinita – V. t. subsp. heteracantha – V. t. subsp. pubescens – V. t. subsp. raddiana – V. t. subsp. spirocarpa – V. t. subsp. tortilis

Name[edit]

Vachellia tortilis (Forssk.) Galasso & Banfi Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civico Storia Nat. Milano 149(1): 150. (Jan. 2008)
Note: Vachellia tortilis (Forssk.) P.J.H.Hurter & Mabb. Pl.-Book (ed. 3) 1021. (May 2008) is an isonym and has no nomenclatural status according to ICBN 6.3 note 2 ex. 1.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Basionym
    • Mimosa tortilis Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 176. (1775)
  • Homotypic
    • Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne, Getreue Darstell. Gew. 9: I. 31. (1827)
    • Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne subsp. tortilis autonym
  • Heterotypic
    • Mimosa gummifera Forssk. (1775) nom. nud.
    • Acacia spirocarpa var. minor Schweinf. (1867-8)

Distribution[edit]

Native distribution areas:
Vachellia tortilis
  • Continental: Africa
      • Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Arabian Peninsula
      • Gulf States, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Yemen
    • Introduced into:
      • India, Madagascar, Pakistan

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

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Vernacular names[edit]

Afrikaans: Haak-en-steek
አማርኛ: Grar
العربية: Sunut
English: Umbrella Thorn
español: Acacia de copa plana
suomi: Kierreakaasia
עברית: Shitat ha'sochech
magyar: Ernyőakácia
italiano: Acacia ad ombrello
Soomaaliga: Qudhac
Kiswahili: Mgunga
isiZulu: Umsasane
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