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Genus: Acacia Mill.

Family: Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae tribe Acacieae
Altfamily: Leguminosae
Also sometimes placed in: Mimosaceae

Common name: acacia, wattle
Genus number: 26
Last updated: 21-Jan-2014

List of Species Records in GRIN.

References for genus:

  • Brummitt, R. K. 2004. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 55. Taxon 53:826–829. [recommends conservation on an Australian type].
  • Clarke, H. D. et al. 2000. Implications of chloroplast DNA restriction site variation for systematics of Acacia (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae). Syst. Bot. 25:618–632.
  • Ebinger, J. E. et al. 2000. Taxonomic revision of South American species of the genus Acacia subgenus Acacia (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae). Syst. Bot. 25:588–617.
  • Lewis, G. et al., eds. 2005. Legumes of the world. (Leg World) 188.
  • Luckow, M. et al. 2005. Acacia: the case against moving the type to Australia. Taxon 54:513–519.
  • Maslin, B. R. et al. 2003. Overview of the generic status of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). Austral. Syst. Bot. 16:1–18. [not monophyletic, should be divided into 5 genera].
  • McNeill, J. & N. J. Turland. 2010. The conservation of Acacia with A. penninervis as conserved type. Taxon 59:613–616. [discusses controversy over previous conservation of Acacia Mill.].
  • Moore, G. et al. 2010. Acacia, the 2011 Nomenclature Section in Melbourne, and beyond. Taxon 59:1188–1195. [discusses controversy over previous conservation of Acacia Mill.].
  • Murphy, D. J. et al. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of Acacia Mill. (Mimosoideae: Leguminosae): evidence for major clades and informal classification. Taxon 59:7–19.
  • Orchard, A. E. & B. R. Maslin. 2003. (1584) Proposal to conserve the name Acacia (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae) with a conserved type. Taxon 52:362–363. [proposes conservation on an Australian type].
  • Orchard, A. E. & B. R. Maslin. 2005. The case for conserving Acacia with a new type. Taxon 54:509–512.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~) for genus:

Check other nomenclature databases for Acacia:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Acacia cultivars



Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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