Senegalia visco

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Senegalia visco
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Senegalia
Species: S. visco
Binomial name
Senegalia visco
(Lorentz ex Griseb.) Seigler & Ebinger
Range of Senegalia visco
  • Acacia visco Griseb.
  • Acacia visite Griseb.

Senegalia visco is a perennial tree native to South America. It has also been introduced to Africa.

Common names for it include Arca, Visco, Viscote, Viscote Blanco and Viscote Negro.[1] It grows 6-12m tall and it has fragrant yellow flowers in the Spring. In Bolivia is found at an altitude of 1500-3000m.[2]

Methanol extract of Senegalia visco has been shown to have short-term and long-term anti-inflammatory effects in lab rats.[3] Among the class of compounds characterized from S. visco leaves, the triterpenoid lupeol, α-amyrin and β-amyrin may be mainly responsible for the pharmacological activities.[4]


  1. ^ ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. ^ Senegalia visco in Bolivia
  3. ^ ARGENTINE SOCIETY OF EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY (Sociedad Argentina de Farmacología Experimental), Abstracts from the XXXVIII ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING November 1–3, 2006. BIOCELL 2007, 31(1): 75-112, ISSN 0327-9545
  4. ^ Pedernera AM, Guardia T, Calderón CE, Rotelli AE, de la Rocha NE, Saad JR, Verrilli MA, Aseff SG, Pelzer LE. Anti-inflammatory effect of Acacia visco extracts in animal models. Inflammopharmacology. 2010 Oct;18(5):253-60.

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