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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: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Acacieae
Genus: Acaciella
Species (sensu Rico Arce, 2006): A. angustissima – A. barrancana – A. bicolor – A. chamelensis – A. glauca – A. goldmanii – A. hartwegii – A. igualensis – A. lemmonii – A. painteri – A. rosei – A. sotoi – A. sousae – A. tequilana – A. villosa
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acaciella in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Nov 18. Reference page.


Acaciella Britton & Rose, N. Amer. Fl. 23: 96. (1928)

Type species: Acaciella villosa (Sw.) Britton & Rose N. Amer. Fl. 23(2): 104. (1928) Designated as Acacia villosa (Sw.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 1067. (1806)


Acacia series Filicinae Benth., London J. Bot. 1: 322. (1842)
Acacia sect. Filicinae (Benth.) Taub., Pflanzenf. 3: 113. (1894)
Type species: Acacia filicina Willd. Sp. Pl. 4: 1072. (1806)
Senegalia sect. Filicinae (Benth.) Pedley, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 92: 238. (1986)

Primary references

Britton, N.L. & Rose, J.N. 1928. North American Flora 23(2): 96–106. BHL

Additional references

Rico Arce, M.D.L. & Bachman, S. 2006. A taxonomic revision of Acaciella (Leguminosae, Mimosoideae). Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 63(2): 189-244. DOI: 10.3989/ajbm.2006.v63.i2.7 Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acaciella in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 19. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acaciella. Published online. Accessed: Aug 19 2019. 2019. Acaciella. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 19 Aug 2019.
Hassler, M. 2020. Acaciella. 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. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 19. Reference page.

Acaciella is a Neotropical genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae, and its subfamily Mimosoideae. Its centre of diversity is along the Mexican Pacific coast. They are unarmed, have no extrafloral nectaries and the polyads of their pollen are 8-celled.[1] Though its numerous free stamens (sometimes >300) is typical of Acacia s.l., it has several characteristics in common with genus Piptadenia (tribe Mimoseae). Its pollen and free amino acids resemble that of Senegalia. Molecular studies place it sister to a monophyletic clade comprising elements of genus Acacia, and the tribe Ingeae.[1] A nectary ring is present between the stamens and ovary, in common with Acacia subg. Aculeiferum.[1]

Acaciella angustissima (Mill.) Britton & Rose—Prairie acacia, Prairie wattle, Fern acacia
var. angustissima (Mill.) Britton & Rose
var. chisosiana —Chisos acacia, Chisos prairie acacia, Prairie acacia
var. filicoides (Cav.) L. Rico
var. hirta —Prairie acacia
var. shrevei —Shreve's Prairie acacia
var. suffrutescens —Prairie acacia
var. texensis (Nutt. ex Torrey & A. Gray) L. Rico—Prairie wattle, Whiteball acacia
Acaciella barrancana (H. Gentry) L. Rico
Acaciella bicolor Britton & Rose
Acaciella chamelensis (L. Rico) L. Rico
Acaciella glauca (L.) L. Rico—Yellow tamarind acacia, (Jamaica) Yellow tamarind
Acaciella goldmanii Britton & Rose
Acaciella hartwegii (Benth.) Britton & Rose
Acaciella igualensis Britton & Rose
Acaciella lemmonii (Rose) L. Rico
Acaciella painteri Britton & Rose
var. houghii (Britton & Rose) L. Rico
var. painteri Britton & Rose
Acaciella rosei (Standl.) L. Rico
Acaciella sotoi L. Rico
Acaciella sousae (L. Rico) L. Rico
Acaciella tequilana (S. Wats.) Britton & Rose
var. crinita (Rose) L. Rico
var. pubifoliolata L. Rico
var. tequilana (S. Wats.) Britton & Rose
Acaciella villosa (Sw.) Britton & Rose


Rico Arce, M. de L.; Bachman, S. (16 May 2007). "A taxonomic revision of Acaciella (Leguminosae, Mimosoideae)". Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid. 63 (2): 189–244. doi:10.3989/ajbm.2006.v63.i2.7.

Maslin B. "List of Acacia sensu lato species". World Wide Wattle. Retrieved 31 December 2013.

Daniel J. Murphy (2008), A review of the classification of Acacia.

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