Acacia subg. Aculeiferum

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Acacia subg. Aculeiferum

Description

Trees, shrubs, scandent shrubs or lianas. Leaves of mature plants bipinnate; Stipules not spinescent;

Distribution

Africa present, Asia present, Asia-Tropical, Australasia, Pantropical present, tropical America present
Pantropical, most diversified in Africa (57 species), tropical America (more than 40), Australia (1), and Asia (c. 35); in Malesia 15 species, of which 9 are endemic. — .

Cytology

Chromosomes 2n = 26, most frequently diploids.

Notes

The Malesian species belong to sect. Monacanthea subsect. Phanerocotylae ser. Gerontogeae according to the classification proposed by Vassal (I.c.: 148-154).

Citation

Pedley - in J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 1986: 238
in Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. 1. 1855: 1, 9
in Trans. Linn. Soc. 1875: 516