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Acacia aroma

Acacia aroma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. aroma
Binomial name
Acacia aroma
Hook. & Arn.

Range of Acacia aroma
  • Acacia moniliformis Griseb.
  • Vachellia aroma (Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.) Seigler & Ebinger[1]


Acacia aroma is a small, perennial, thorny tree native to Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Paraguay. Some common names for it are Aromita, Aromo Negro, Espinillo and Tusca. It is not listed as being a threatened species.[3]

Although some sources[4] say that Acacia macracantha Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. is synonymous with Acacia aroma, genetic analysis of the two species has shown that they are different, but that they are closely related.[5]


A. aroma is used by bees to make honey.[6] The tree's wood is quite hard and it is used for implements, posts and firewood.[7]

Botanical varieties

  • Acacia aroma var. aroma
  • Acacia aroma var. huarango[8]


  1. ^ USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)
  2. ^ ILDIS LegumeWeb
  3. ^ International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS)
  4. ^ USGS Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)
  5. ^ Paola Vanesa Casiva, Juan César Vilardi, Ana María Cialdella and Beatriz O. Saidman, American Journal of Botany. 2004;91:58-64.
  6. ^ Argentine Honey: Leguminosae
  7. ^ Bosque (Valdivia)
  8. ^ World Wide Wattle
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