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Acaciella hirta

Acaciella hirta (Nutt.) Britton & Rose

Prairie Acacia

NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACHI4
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acaciella hirta
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GENUS: Acaciella
FAMILY CODE: FABACE

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WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acaciella hirta
COMMON NAME: Prairie Acacia
SYNONYMY: [= S; < A. angustissima var. angustissima - FNA, Y; = Acacia angustissima (P. Miller) Kuntze var. hirta (Nuttall) B.L. Robinson - I, K1, SE, WH3, Z; = Acacia hirta Nuttall]
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HABITAT: Sandhills, disturbed sandy areas.
COMMENTS: W. LA, AR, and MO west to KS, OK, TX and Mexico; disjunct in e. Panhandle FL and n. peninsular FL. Isely (1969) mentions that the status of Florida material referred to [Acacia angustissima] var. hirta is problematic. To my knowledge, these populations are disjunct by several hundred miles from the other forms of the species… There seems no morphological differentiation except for the fact that most (but not all) of my rather limited Florida material represents the glabrate extreme of var hirta. Isely (1969) also gives the flowering dates as May-July for the latitudinally similar main range of the hirta entity, but August-September for Florida. Rico & Bachman (2006) in a rangewide assessment of the genus take a broad approach to the Acaciella angustissima complex (a very variable taxon) and include our material in A. angustissima var. angustissima, defined to include material from se. United States, sw. United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America, but they apparently did not see any material from se. United States in their monograph. Further study using modern techniques is needed.
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Fabaceae Lindley 1836 or LEGUMINOSAE A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Legume Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 730 genera and 20,000 species, trees, shrubs, and herbs, cosmopolitan.
REFERENCE: Isely (1990)=SE (throughout the family treatment); Isely (1998)=I; Lewis et al. (2005); Wojciechowski, Lavin, & Sanderson (2004); Wilbur (1963a); Robertson & Lee (1976).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Acaciella Britton & Rose 1928 (Acacia)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 15-20 species, shrubs, small trees, and perennial herbs (ours an herb), of sc. and se. United States south to Argentina.
REFERENCE: Ebinger & Seigler in FNA (in prep.); Rico & Bachman (2006)= Y; Isely (1969)=Z; Isely (1998)=I.
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Acaciella hirta in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Acaciella hirta in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

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USDA: Find Acaciella hirta in USDA Plants
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FNA: Find Acaciella hirta in the Flora of North America (if available)
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