Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd.
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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Magnoliophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Fabales  
 Family Fabaceae  
 Genus Acacia  
  Acacia farnesiana    (L.) Willd., 1806 
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Synonyms: Acacia acicularis Acacia farnesiana lenticellata Acacia indica Acacia lenticellata Acacia minuta Acacia minuta minuta Farnesia odora Farnesiana odora Mimosa acicularis Mimosa farnesiana Mimosa indica details
Citation: Flora of Taiwan 2nd ed. 3: 162, 1993; Wu, S. H., C. F. Hsieh, and Marcel Rejmanek. 2004. Catalogue of the Naturalized Flora of Taiwan. Taiwania
Name Code: 203028
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Vachellia farnesiana (L.) Wight & Arn.
sweet acacia

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General Information
Symbol: VAFA
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : HI   I
L48   N
PB   I
PR   N
VI   N
Other Common Names: aroma
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Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
ACFA Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd. aroma
sweet acacia
ACFAF2 Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd. var. farnesiana sweet acacia
ACMI4 Acacia minuta (M.E. Jones) R.M. Beauch.
ACMID Acacia minuta (M.E. Jones) R.M. Beauch. ssp. densiflora (Alexander ex Small) R.M. Beauch.
ACSM Acacia smallii Isely
MIFA Mimosa farnesiana L.
PIMI5 Pithecellobium minutum M.E. Jones
VADE4 Vachellia densiflora Alexander ex Small


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Vachellia Wight & Arn. – acacia
Species Vachellia farnesiana (L.) Wight & Arn. – sweet acacia

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 1 subspecies of Vachellia farnesiana . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Vachellia farnesiana</i>
(L.) Wight & Arn. var. <i>
(F.J. Herm.) Seigler & Ebinger
Vachellia farnesiana var. pinetorum
pineland acacia

Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Vachellia farnesiana Ellington curse aroma kandaroma klu popinac sweet acacia Acacia farnesiana Ellington curse
sweet acacia
This plant and synonyms italicized and indented above can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
HEAR USDI, Geological Survey. 1999. Information index for selected alien plants in Hawaii (20 October 2003). Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project, Biological Resources Division, Haleakala Field Station. Makawao, Hawaii.

Wetland Status

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Arid West FACU
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Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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Acacia farnesiana
Acacia farnesiana
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