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Acacia visco

Acacia visco
Conservation status

Least Concern
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. visco
Binomial name
Acacia visco

Range of Acacia visco

Acacia visite Griseb.

Acacia visco is a perennial tree native to South America. It has also been introduced to Africa.

Common names for it include Arca, Visco, Viscote, Viscote Blanco and Viscote Negro.[1] It grows 6-12m tall and it has fragrant yellow flowers in the Spring.[2] In Bolivia is found at an altitude of 1500-3000m.[3]

Methanol extract of Acacia visco has been shown to have short-term and long-term anti-inflammatory effects in lab rats.[4]


  1. ^ ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. ^ Dave's Garden
  3. ^ Acacia Visco in Bolivia
  4. ^ ARGENTINE SOCIETY OF EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY (Sociedad Argentina de Farmacología Experimental), Abstracts from the XXXVIII ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING November 1-3, 2006. BIOCELL 2007, 31(1): 75-112, ISSN 0327 - 9545
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