genus Acacia


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Noun1.genus Acacia - large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Mimosoideae, subfamily Mimosoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Mimosaceae
acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
shittah, shittah tree - source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bible; probably a species of genus Acacia
Acacia auriculiformis, black wattle - Australian tree that yields tanning materials
Acacia cambegei, gidgee, stinking wattle - scrubby Australian acacia having extremely foul-smelling blossoms
Acacia catechu, catechu, Jerusalem thorn - East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu
Acacia dealbata, mimosa, silver wattle - evergreen Australasian tree having white or silvery bark and young leaves and yellow flowers
huisache, mimosa bush, scented wattle, sweet acacia, sweet wattle, Acacia farnesiana, cassie, flame tree - tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery
Acacia melanoxylon, lightwood - tall Australian acacia yielding highly valued black timber
Acacia pycnantha, golden wattle - shrubby Australian tree having clusters of fragrant golden yellow flowers; widely cultivated as an ornamental
Acacia xanthophloea, fever tree - African tree supposed to mark healthful regions
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Acacia is a widely used name for trees, most probably because the genus Acacia includes some 1,200 species worldwide, in addition to numerous trees outside the genus, which also are known as acacia.
schaffneri) and Chloroleucon ebano; (2) quantitatively examine the relationships between climatic factors and branch elongation of the species studied; and (3) determine if the magnitude of differences in branch elongation between members of the genus Acacia are as great as those between any of the Acacia species and Chloroleucon ebano.