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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 (from Senegal and Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.)[7] 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][8] Senegalia can be distinguished from other acacias by its spicate inflorescences and non-spinescent stipules.[9]

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. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). R - Z. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 2458. ISBN 9780849326783. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Dyer C. (2014). "New names for the African Acacia species in Vachellia and Senegalia". Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science. 76 (4): iii. doi:10.2989/20702620.2014.980090. 
  10. ^ Terra V, Pinto Garcia FC. (2016). "A new species of Senegalia (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae) from the Caatinga Domain, Brazil". Phytotaxa. 288 (2): 181–186. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.288.2.9. 
  11. ^ Seigler DS. (2014). "A New Senegalia (Fabaceae, Mimosoideae) from Southern Peru". Taxon. 23 (1): 90–93. doi:10.3417/2011100. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ Hahn N. (2016). "Senegalia montis-salinarum, a new species of Fabaceae: Mimosoideae endemic to the Soutpansberg, South Africa". Phytotaxa. 244 (2): 174–180. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.244.2.5.