Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne

First published in Getreue Darstell. Gew. 10: t. 31 (1827)
This name is a synonym of Vachellia tortilis

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

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux. [Cited as Acacia tortilis.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Acacia tortilis.]

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin, A. S. Hassan & B. T. Styles [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Brenan in Kew Bulletin 1957: 86 (1957).
  • Hayne, Arzneyk. 10, t. 31 (1827).
  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 2: 284 (1956).
  • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 215, fig. 48j, photo 38 (1952).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Ali, S. I. (1973). Flora of Pakistan, No. 36. Mimosaceae. Karachi:Univ. of Karachi
  • 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. (1930). Bull. Misc. Inf., Kew 1930:402-404. Acacia tortilis & A. spirocar
  • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.
  • Miller, A. G & Morris, M. (1988). Plants of Dhofar. Oman: Office of the Adviser for Conser....
  • Ross, J. H. (1979). Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Afr. 44:1-150. A conspectus of African Acacia.
  • White, F. (1983). The Vegetation of Africa

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:


  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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