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Acaciella suffrutescens

Acaciella suffrutescens Britton & Rose

Prairie Acacia

Fabaceae (Pea family)

Synonym(s): Acacia angustissima var. suffrutescens

USDA Symbol: ACSU12

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

"A shrub, 10-30 cm high, the twigs pilose or glabrous. Pinnae 6-12 pairs; leaflets 12-20 pairs, linear-oblong, indistinctly pinnately veined, 4-5 mm long, acutish, glabrous or appressedciliate; inflorescence axillary and terminal, the heads racemose or panicled; peduncles slender, 1.5 cm long, or shorter; flowers glabrous; legume 4-5 cm long, 6-8 mm wide, faintly nerved, glabrous." (Bibref: 1793).

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Size Notes: One to three feet in height.
Leaf: Leaves bipinnately decompound. "Pinnae 6-12 pairs; leaflets 12-20 pairs, linear-oblong, indistinctly pinnately veined, 4-5 mm. long, acutish, glabrous or appressed-ciliate." (Bibref: 1793).
Flower: "inflorescence axillary and terminal, the heads racemose or panicled; peduncles slender, 1.5 cm. long, or shorter; flowers glabrous". (Bibref: 1793).
Fruit: "Legume 4-5 cm. long, 6-8 mm. wide, faintly nerved, glabrous. " (Bibref: 1793).

Distribution

USA: AZ , NM

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

Metadata

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

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