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Acaciella leucothrix

Acaciella leucothrix (Standl.) Britton & Rose

Whitehair Acacia

Fabaceae (Pea family)

Synonym(s): Acacia angustissima var. leucothrix

USDA Symbol: ACLE10

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

"A low shrub, the twigs slender, gray, long-pilose, at least when young. Leaves small; stipules persistent, linear, 2-3 mm long; pinnae 3 or 4 pairs; leaflets 9-14 pairs, linear-obling, 2-4 mm long, obtuse, glabrous, pale and pinnately veined beneath; peduncles pilose, 6-10 mm long; flowers subcapitate; calyx and corolla glabrous; legume oblong, 3.5-5 cm long, 7-8 mm wide, short-stipitate, glabrous." (Bibref: 1793).

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf: Leaves bipinnately decompound. "Leaves small; stipules persistent, linear, 2-3 mm. long; pinnae 3 or 4 pairs; leaflets 9-14 pairs, linear-oblong, 2-4 mm. long, obtuse, glabrous, pale and pinnately veined beneath." (Bibref: 1793).
Flower: "Peduncles pilose, 6-10 mm. long; flowers subcapitate; calyx and corolla glabrous." (Bibref: 1793).
Fruit: "Legume oblong, 3.5-5 cm. long, 7-8 mm. wide, short-stipitate, glabrous." (Bibref: 1793).

Distribution

USA: TX

Bibliography

Bibref 1793 - North American Flora - (Rosales) Mimosaceae - Volume 23 (1928) Britton, Nathaniel Lord and Rose, Joseph Nelson

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Acaciella leucothrix in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acaciella leucothrix in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acaciella leucothrix

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-12-07
Research By: JAM

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