Senegalia pennata subsp. insuavis (Lace) Maslin, Seigler & Ebinger, Blumea 58: 41 (2013)
Name Status. Accepted Name
Classification. The species containing this taxon includes 2 infraspecific taxa
Notes. Senegalia pennata subsp. insuavis was originally described by Lace (1915) as Acacia insuavis, based on material collected from Myanmar. Since then it has been maintained as a distinct species of Acacia for Myanmar by Craib (1928), treated as a subspecies of A. pennata (Nielsen 1980, 1981, 1985) and of Senegalia pennata by Maslin et al. (2013) and Maslin (2015). A detailed treatment of this subspecies in China is presented in Maslin et al. (2019: 422-428). See also Maslin et al. (2019: for notes on Senegalia pennata.
Notes. Because this subspecies has long been cultivated for culinary purposes it is often difficult to know with certainty if specimen records represent native or introduced occurrences. Further study is needed to determine if this subspecies occurs naturally in India (and some other countries). Sanjappa (2000 unpubl. Ms cited in Roskov et al. 2005) recorded it (under Acacia pennata subsp. insuavis) as introduced in Gujarat and Maharashtra; Sanjappa also recorded it as introduced in Goa but it does not occur in that state. (Deshpande et al. 2019: 5).
AFRICA [I]: Egypt. AUSTRALIA [I]: Northern Territory, Queensland. EAST ASIA [N]: China (Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong). INDIAN SUBCONTINENT [U]: India (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Sikkim, West Bengal). NORTH AMERICA [I] (Florida). SOUTHEAST ASIA: Cambodia [I], Laos [U], Myanmar [N], Singapore [I], Thailand [I]
Abbreviations: [I - Introduced, N - Native, U - Uncertain].
Type. Based on Acacia insuavis Lace
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