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Ammodendron sp Baikonur 006.jpg
Scientific classification

Fisch. ex DC.

5–10; see text.

Ammodendron is a genus of flowering plants, called the sand acacias, in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. Its name is derived from the Greek άμμος ammos ("sand") and δένδρον dendron ("tree").[2]


Ammodendron comprises the following species:[3][4][5]

Species names with uncertain taxonomic status[edit]

The status of the following species is unresolved:[5]

  • Ammodendron caspium Eichw.
  • Ammodendron karelini Bunge
  • Ammodendron lehmanni Bunge ex Boiss.
  • Ammodendron persicum Bunge ex Boiss.
  • Ammodendron zablotskii Fischer & Mey. ex Kar.


  1. ^ Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk B-E, Wojciechowski MF, Lavin M (2013). "Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes". S Afr J Bot. 89: 58–75. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.05.001.
  2. ^ Jobling JA (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 10. ISBN 0-19-854634-3.
  3. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Ammodendron". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Ammodendron". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b "The Plant List entry for Ammodendron". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  6. ^ Some sources treat Ammodendron conollyi as a synonym of Ammodendron karelinii.

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