Wild Florida Photo - Vachellia - thorn trees, Shittah trees genus
thorn trees, Shittah trees
Vachellia has been split off from the genus Acacia.
showing leaves, flowers and thorns
The species that were recently considered Acacia that are native to Florida with capitate inflorescences (round, head-like flowers) and spinescent stipules are now in the genus Vachellia. leaving only three non-native Acacia species in the state.
Species of the Vachellia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
The genus Vachellia is a member of the Fabaceae - Pea family.