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Acacia rigidula



Acacia rigidula

Conservation status

Secure
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. rigidula
Binomial name
Acacia rigidula
Benth.

Acacia rigidula is native to Mexico and the southern U.S. (Texas) and is closely related to Acacia berlandieri. Common names for it are Black Brush and Chaparro Prieto. It is a perennial tree which is not listed as being threatened. [1] It grows 1.5-4.6m tall.[2]

 

Additional recommended knowledge

Contents

Some chemical compounds found in Acacia rigidula

 

Farmers might want to avoid letting livestock consume excessive quantities of A. rigidula, especially in autumn, since doing so may result in decreased fertility in the animals.[3]

 

References

Notes

  1. ^ ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. ^ Native Plant Information Network
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Chemistry of Acacia's from South Texas
  4. ^ a b c d Beverly A. Clement, Christina M. Goff and T. David A. Forbes, Toxic Amines And Alkaloids from Acacia Rigidula, Phytochemistry Vol. 49, No. 5, pp. 1377-1380, 1998.

General References

  • Range Shrubs



 
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Acacia_rigidula". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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