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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Sophoreae
Genus: Ammodendron
Species: A. bifolium – A. conollyi – A. eichwaldii – A. karelinii – A. persicum
Source(s) of checklist:

Ammodendron Fisch. ex DC., 1825
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asia-Temperate
Regional: Western Asia
Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Regional: China

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Fischer, F.E.L.v. in De Candolle, A.P. 1825. Prodr. 2: 523

Additional references

Govaerts, R.H.A. 1995. World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2). 483, 529 pp. MIM, Deurne. ISBN 90-341-0852-X (issue 1) ISBN 90-341-0853-8 (issue 2). Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Ammodendron in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 31. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Ammodendron. Published online. Accessed: May 31 2021. 2021. Ammodendron. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 31.
Hassler, M. 2021. Ammodendron. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 31. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Ammodendron. Accessed: 31 May 2021.

Vernacular names
English: sand acacias
русский: Песчаная акация

Ammodendron is a genus of flowering plants, called the sand acacias, in the family Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. Its name is derived from the Greek άμμος ammos ("sand") and δένδρον dendron ("tree").[1]


Ammodendron comprises the following species:[2][3][4]

Ammodendron bifolium (Pall.) Yakovlev
Ammodendron conollyi Boiss.[5]
Ammodendron eichwaldii Ledeb.
Ammodendron karelinii Fisch. & C.A. Mey.
Ammodendron maxima (Fernald) A. Heller

Species names with uncertain taxonomic status

The status of the following species is unresolved:[4]

Ammodendron caspium Eichw.
Ammodendron karelini Bunge
Ammodendron lehmanni Bunge ex Boiss.
Ammodendron persicum Bunge ex Boiss.
Ammodendron zablotskii Fischer & Mey. ex Kar.


Jobling JA (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 10. ISBN 0-19-854634-3.
"ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Ammodendron". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Ammodendron". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
"The Plant List entry for Ammodendron". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
Some sources treat Ammodendron conollyi as a synonym of Ammodendron karelinii.

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