Vachellia cornigera (Linnaeus.) Seigler & Ebinger
- Common Name: Bull-thorn Acacia
- Family: Fabaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: Mexico to Costa Rica
- Habitat: Wet sites in lowlands
- Description: Small tree to shrub, leaves bipinnate, pairs of large, semi-hollow spines inhabited by ants. This type of ant/plant symbiotic association is known as a myrmecophyte.
Yellow flowers in dense spikes up to 1.5 inches long.
- Uses: Bark extract has been shown to have anti - inflammatory effects, further studies are underway.
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- Accession # 200300277
- Source: Marcia Kirinus - Duke
- Accession Date: 08-19-2003
- Bench: 1310 - NEO:Central America A
- Qty: 3 confirmed on 05-22-2013
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: eurosid I
- Order: Fabales
- Family: Fabaceae
- SubFamily: Mimosoideae
- Tribe: Acacieae
- Vachellia cornigera Factsheet
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