Vachellia (syn. Acacia) farnesiana

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(Mimosa Bush, Prickly Acacia)


Mimosaceae / Fabaceae


Vachellia farnesiana syn. Acacia farnesiana

Common name(s)

Mimosa Bush, Prickly Acacia

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow. Multi-stemmed shrub to about 4 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Stipules form spines; leaves bipinnate with 1-7 pairs of pinnae and usually 5-15 pairs of pinnules. Flowers in clusters or heads, bright yellow, fragrant. Pods terete to 8.5 cm long, rounded dark brown to black.

Vachellia farnesiana