Acacia schaffneri

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Acacia schaffneri[1]
File:Acacia-schaffneri-seed-pods.jpg
Acacia schaffneri beans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. schaffneri
Binomial name
Acacia schaffneri
(S. Watson) F.J. Herm.
Synonyms
  • Pithecellobium schaffneri S. Watson
  • Poponax schaffneri (S. Watson) Britton & Rose

Acacia schaffneri (Twisted Acacia, Schaffner Acacia) is a tree native to Mexico and the United States (Texas).[1]

Uses

Acacia schaffneri wood is used for fuel and fences. The wood makes very good firewood. It is used for cooking.

Acacia schaffneri trees serve as food for animals. Goats and sheep browse leaves from the tree and eat the fuzzy beans when available late in the summer. Livestock use the trees for shade and shelter.

Some chemical compounds found in Acacia schaffneri

The foliage and seeds of Acacia schaffneri have a protein content of about 11.6%.[3]

File:Acacia-schaffneri-goat-forage.jpg
Acacia schaffneri as food for goats
File:Acacia-schaffneri-thorns.jpg
Very large Acacia schaffneri thorns
File:Acacia-schaffneri-wood.jpg
Acacia schaffneri wood

References

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Acacia schaffneri - ILDIS LegumeWeb". www.ildis.org. Archived from the original on 13 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Chemistry of Acacia's from South Texas
  3. Range Shrubs

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