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Open Access New combinations in Senegalia and Vachellia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) for Southeast Asia and China

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Fragmentation of the former broadly circumscribed genus Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) necessitates combinations in Senegalia (syn. Acacia subg. Aculeiferum) and Vachellia (syn. former Acacia subg. Acacia) for the following 40 taxa that are recorded for the region encompassed by Southeast Asia and China. Senegalia andamanica, S. borneensis, S. caesia, S. comosa, S. delavayi, S. delavayi var. kunmingensis, S. donnaiensis, S. gageana, S. intsia, S. kekapur, S. kostermansii, S. meeboldii, S. megaladena, S. megaladena var. garrettii, S. megaladena var. indochinensis, S. merrillii, S. palawanensis, S. pennata subsp. hainanensis, S. pennata subsp. insuavis, S. pluricapitata, S. pluriglandulosa, S. pruinescens, S. pseudointsia, S. sulitii, S. tawitawiensis, S. teniana, S. thailandica, S. tonkinensis, S. torta, S. verheijenii, S. vietnamensis and S. yunnanensis. Vachellia harmandiana, V. inopinata, V. kingii, V. leucophloea, V. leucophloea var. microcephala, V. myaingii, V. siamensis (syn. Acacia craibii) and V. tomentosa. Senegalia rugata replaces the well-known name Acacia concinna. There are four doubtful names for the region, namely, Acacia brunnescens, A. microcephala, A. obcordata and A. pseudoarabica.
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Keywords: ACACIA; CHINA; LEGUMINOSAE; MIMOSOIDEAE; SE ASIA; SENEGALIA; VACHELLIA

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 September 2013

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