Acacia karroo Hayne

First published in Getreue Darstell. Gew. 10: t. 33 (1827)
This name is a synonym of Vachellia karroo

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. [Cited as Vachellia karroo.]
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-List: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Vachellia karroo.]
  • Polhill, R.M. (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 80: 1-235. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris. [Cited as Vachellia karroo.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Dufour-Dror, J.M. & Fragman-Sapir, O. in Dufour-Dror, J.M. (2019). Alien Plant Species in Natural & Disturbed Areas in Israel. Alien Invasive Plants in Israel, ed. 2: 1-246. Dan Perry Pub., Nature & Parks Authority, Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection. [Cited as Acacia karroo.]
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. [Cited as Acacia karroo.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Acacia karroo.]
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek. [Cited as Acacia karroo.]
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Acacia karroo.]
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1968). Flora Europaea 2: 1-469. Cambridge University Press. [Cited as Acacia karroo.]
  • de Lourdes Rico-Acre, M. (2007). A checklist and synopsis of American species of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae): 1-207. CONABIO, México D.F. [Cited as Acacia karroo.]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Ambasta, S. P. (1986). The useful plants of India
  • Anderson, D. M. W. (1978). Kew Bulletin 32:529-536. Chemotax. aspects of the chem....
  • Burtt Davy, J. (1921). Kew Bull. 1921:49-52. New or noteworthy South African plants 1
  • Polhill, R, M. (1990). Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
  • Ross, J. H. (1979). Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Afr. 44:1-150. A conspectus of African Acacia.
  • Senaratna, L. K. (2001). A check list of the flowering plants of Sri Lanka. Colombo.
  • Shetty, B. V. & Singh, V. (1987). Flora of Rajasthan Vol. 1. Flora of India Series 2
  • Singh, A. N. (1993). In: Verma, D. M. & al. (Eds.) Flora of Madhya Pradesh, Vol. 1.
  • Townsend, C. C. & Guest, E. (1974). Flora of Iraq. Vol. 3. Baghdad.
  • White, F. (1983). The Vegetation of Africa

Other Data

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