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Vachellia sphaerocephala

Bee wattle

Synonym(s): Acacia sphaerocephala

Not native to Florida

Matanzas Prov, Cuba 02/18/19
Matanzas Prov, Cuba 02/18/19
Matanzas Prov, Cuba 02/18/19
Matanzas Prov, Cuba 02/18/19

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Rarely found escaped from cultivation in disturbed tropical hammocks of Miami-Dade and Collier Counties. Native to Mexico.
Bee wattle can be a shrub or small tree. Leaves are bi-pinnate with one to 8 pairs of pinnae. The petiole has an elliptic-shaped gland and the leflets lack secondary venation. The stout spines are fused at the base. Flowers appear in globular clusters.

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Vachellia sphaerocephala is a member of the Fabaceae - Pea family.


Other species of the Vachellia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Vachellia farnesiana var. farnesiana - SWEET ACACIA
  Vachellia farnesiana var. pinetorum - PINELAND ACACIA


Date record last modified: Oct 15, 2020


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