Senegalia tenuifolia

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Senegalia tenuifolia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Senegalia
Species: S. tenuifolia
Binomial name
Senegalia tenuifolia
(L.) Britton & Rose
varieties[1]
  • Senegalia tenuifolia var. producta (Grimes) Seigler & Ebinger
  • Senegalia tenuifolia var. tenuifolia (L.) Britton & Rose
  • Senegalia tenuifolia var. veraensis (Kitan.)
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Range of Senegalia tenuifolia
Synonyms[2]
  • Acacia claussenii Benth.
  • Acacia grandisiliqua (Vell.) Benth.
  • Acacia martinicensis C. Pres
  • Acacia microcephala A. Rich.
  • Acacia paniculata Willd.
  • Acacia tenuifolia (L.) Willd.
  • Mimosa grandisiliqua Vell.
  • Mimosa tenuifolia L.

Senegalia tenuifolia is a perennial climbing shrub which is native to Asia, the Caribbean, India and South America. Common names are Ara a Gato, Bejuco Cochino, Tocino. It is not listed as being a threatened species.[2]Senegalia tenuifolia grows to 8 m high and 10–15 cm in diameter.[3]

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