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Cinnecord
Vachellia choriophylla
Fabaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Accent or specimen flowering shrub or small tree.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

In South Florida, naturalizing from cultivated plants well outside of its limited native range. Not recommended for general landscape use.
Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida. Available in Key West at Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden (305-296-1504).
Description:
Large shrub or small tree.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to fast.
Range:
South Florida, Bahamas, and Cuba; in South Florida, native only to North Key Largo in the Florida Keys. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.
Habitats:
Rockland hammock.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained limestone soils, with humusy top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-summer.
Fruit:
Brownish pod (legume).
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides some food and cover for wildlife.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Comments:
Critically imperiled in South Florida. For more information visit our Floristic Inventory of South Florida Database Online.


 


George D. Gann
In habitat, New Providence, Bahamas, 2012
Roger L. Hammer
George D. Gann