Vachellia sphaerocephala (Schltdl. & Cham.)Seigler & Ebinger
Synonym(s): Acacia sphaerocephala
Not native to Florida
Rarely found escaped from cultivation in disturbed tropical hammocks of Miami-Dade and Collier Counties. Native to Mexico.
Bee wattle can be a shrub or small tree. Leaves are bi-pinnate with one to 8 pairs of pinnae. The petiole has an elliptic-shaped gland and the leflets lack secondary venation. The stout spines are fused at the base. Flowers appear in globular clusters.
Vachellia sphaerocephala is a member of the Fabaceae - Pea family.
Other species of the Vachellia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Vachellia farnesiana var. farnesiana - SWEET ACACIA
Vachellia farnesiana var. pinetorum - PINELAND ACACIA
Date record last modified: Oct 14, 2023