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 Bolivia, Peru, 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]

Botanical varieties[edit]


  1. ^ Seigler DS, Ebinger JE. (2005). "New combinations in the genus Vachellia (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) from the New World.". Phytologia. 87 (3): 139–78. 
  2. ^ "Acacia aroma information from NPGS/GRIN". 
  3. ^ ILDIS LegumeWeb
  4. ^ International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS)
  5. ^ "The Global Compendium of Weeds: Acacia aroma Gill. ex Hook. & Arn.". 
  6. ^ Paola Vanesa Casiva, Juan César Vilardi, Ana María Cialdella and Beatriz O. Saidman, American Journal of Botany. 2004;91:58–64.
  7. ^ Argentine Honey: Leguminosae
  8. ^ "Bosque (Valdivia) vol.27 número2; Resumo: S0717-92002006000200009". 
  9. ^ "American species list". 

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