Vachellia aroma

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Vachellia aroma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Vachellia
Species: V. aroma
Binomial name
Vachellia aroma
(Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.) Seigler & Ebinger[1]
Range of Vachellia aroma

Vachellia aroma is a small, perennial, thorny tree native to Peru, Chile, Argentina and Paraguay. Some common names for it are Aromita, Aromo Negro, Espinillo and Tusca. It is not listed as being a threatened species.[4] Although some sources[5] say that Vachellia macracantha is synonymous with Vachellia aroma, genetic analysis of the two species has shown that they are different, but that they are closely related.[6]


V. aroma is used by bees to make honey.[7] The tree's wood is quite hard and it is used for implements, posts and firewood.[8]

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