Vachellia Wight & Arn.

First published in Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 272 (1834)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics.


Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Algeria, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Aruba, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, Free State, French Guiana, Galápagos, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf States, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Western Sahara, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Ascension, Borneo, Canary Is., Caroline Is., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Comoros, Cook Is., Corse, Cyprus, Easter Is., Fiji, France, Gilbert Is., Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, Italy, Madeira, Malaya, Maldives, Marianas, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Nauru, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Philippines, Portugal, Rodrigues, Sicilia, Society Is., Solomon Is., South Australia, Spain, St.Helena, Sumatera, Turkey


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Clarke, H.D., Seigler, D.S. & Ebinger, J.E. (2009). Taxonomic revision of the Vachellia acuifera species group (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) in the Caribbean. Systematic Botany 34: 84-101.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:


  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Trees of New Guinea

    • Trees of New Guinea