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Senegalia senegal
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Tribe: Acacieae
Genus: Senegalia
Raf. 1838
Type species
Senegalia senegal (L.) Britton & P. Wilson

193; see text.

Senegalia Distribution Map.svg
The range of the genus Senegalia.
  • Acacia subgen. Aculeiferum Vassal sect. Aculeiferum Pedley
  • Austroacacia Mill.
  • Dugandia Britton & Killip 1936
  • Manganaroa Speg. 1921

Senegalia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Mimosoideae. Until 2005, its species were considered members of Acacia.[1][2] The genus is still considered polyphyletic and will require further division.[2][7]

Species List[edit]

Incertae Sedis[edit]

These species are suspected to belong to Senegalia, but have not been formally transferred.[1][6]


  • Senegalia ×anisophylla (S. Watson) Britton & Rose (Senegalia berlandieri × Senegalia crassifolia)[1]
  • Senegalia ×emoryana (Benth.) Britton & Rose (Senegalia berlandieri × Senegalia greggii)[1]
  • Senegalia ×sororia (Standl.) Britton & Rose (Senegalia berlandieri × Senegalia reniformis)[1]
  • Senegalia ×turneri Seigler, Ebinger & Glass (Senegalia berlandieri × Senegalia wrightii)[6]


1 Senegalia circummarginata is sometimes considered a synonym of Senegalia senegal; see ([2]).
2 Senegalia gageana is sometimes considered a synonym of Senegalia caesia; see ([4]).
3 Senegalia torta is sometimes considered a synonym of Senegalia caesia; see ([4]).


  1. ^ a b c d e f Seigler DS, Ebinger JE, Miller JT. (2006). "The genus Senegalia (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) from the New World.". Phytologia 88 (1): 38–93. 
  2. ^ a b c d Kyalangalilwa B, Boatwright JS, Daru BH, Maurin O, van der Bank M. (2013). "Phylogenetic position and revised classification of Acacia s.l. (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) in Africa, including new combinations in Vachellia and Senegalia.". Bot J Linn Soc 172 (4): 500–523. doi:10.1111/boj.12047. 
  3. ^ Seigler DS, Ebinger JE. (2010). "New Combinations in Senegalia and Vachellia (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae)." (PDF). Phytologia 92 (1): 92–95. 
  4. ^ a b c Maslin BR, Seigler DS, Ebinger J. (2013). "New combinations in Senegalia and Vachellia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) for Southeast Asia and China.". Blumea 58 (1): 39–44. doi:10.3767/000651913X669914. 
  5. ^ Seigler DS, Ebinger J. (2009). "New Combinations in the Genus Senegalia (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae)." (PDF). Phytologia 91 (1): 26–30. 
  6. ^ a b c Maslin B.. "List of Acacia sensu lato species". World Wide Wattle. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Miller JT, Seigler D. (2012). "Evolutionary and taxonomic relationships of Acacia s.l. (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae).". Aust Syst Bot 25 (3): 217–224. doi:10.1071/SB11042. 
  8. ^ Seigler DS. (2014). "A New Senegalia (Fabaceae, Mimosoideae) from Southern Peru". Taxon 23 (1): 90–93. doi:10.3417/2011100. 
  9. ^ Seigler D, Morim MP, Barros MJF, Ebinger JE. (2006). "A new species of Senegalia (Fabaceae) from Brazil.". Phytotaxa 132 (1): 59–63. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.132.1.6. 
  10. ^ Glass CE, Seigler DS. (2006). "A New Combination in Senegalia and Typification of Six New World Acacia Names.". Taxon 55 (4): 993–995. JSTOR 25065694.