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Vachellia macracantha (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Seigler & Ebinger
Porknut

Vachellia macracantha
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America (Panama) and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For more images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

Synonyms: Acacia macracantha.

Other data on Vachellia macracantha available from :

Vachellia macracantha has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Recorded as Present in Error

Vachellia macracantha has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Vachellia macracantha has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock

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Vachellia macracantha
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Vachellia macracantha
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Vachellia macracantha
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Cultivated plant at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden