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Acacia decurrens Willd., Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willdenow] 4(2): 1072 (1806)
Name Status. Accepted Name
Infra-generic Classification. Section Botrycephalae
Notes. (1) According to J.H. Ross, Fl. Southern Africa 16: 108 (1975), "A decurrens is usually attributed to '(Wendl.) Willd.' with Mimosa decurrens J.C.Wendl., Bot. Beob. 57 (1798), being taken as a basionym. However, Willdenow cites only Mimosa decurrens Donn, Hort. Cant. 1: 114 (1796) which is a nomen nudum. As he provided no reference to Wendland, either direct or indirect, Willdenow's binomial must be treated as a new name.". (2) A taxonomic treatment of this species in China is presented in Maslin et al. (2019: 468). (3) The hybrid involving A. decurrens and A. baileyana is referred to as A. ×nabonnandii Nash in S.W.L. Jacobs & J. Pickard, Plants of New South Wales 151 (1981), and is discussed by E. Cheel in Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 60: 443–444 (1935).
Acacia decurrens Willd. var. decurrens (1819) [Autonym]
Acacia decurrens Willd. f. decurrens (1864) [Autonym]
Racosperma decurrens (Willd.) Pedley (1987) [Homotypic synonym]
Mimosa decurrens Donn (1796) [Nom. nudum]
Mimosa decurrens J.C.Wendl. (1798) [Heterotypic synonym]
Acacia angulata Desv. (1814) [Heterotypic synonym]
Mimosa angulata (Desv.) Poir. (1817) [Nom. invalid.]
Acacia decurrens var. angulata (Desv.) Benth. (1842) [Homotypic synonym]
Acacia mollissima var. angulata (Desv.) Walp. (1843) [Homotypic synonym]
Acacia decurrens f. normalis Benth. (1864) [nom. illeg. (superfluous)]
Acacia decurrens var. normalis (Benth.) Maiden (1891) [nom. illeg. (superfluous)]
Acacia decurrens var. normalis (Benth.) E.Miège (1927) [Isonym]
Acacia normalis E.Miège (1927) [Nom. illeg.]
Notes. In India this species is cultivated for timber; it is naturalized in hills of south India (between 1400 - 2000 m alt.) and in northeast India (to 1500 m alt.) (Chakrabarty & Gangopadhyay (1996: 609).
AFRICA [I]: Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania. AUSTRALIA: Australian Capital Territory [Nl], New South Wales [N], Queensland [Nl], South Australia [Nl], Tasmania [Nl], Victoria [Nl], Western Australia [Nl]. CARIBBEAN [I]: Haiti. CENTRAL AMERICA [I]. EAST ASIA [I]: China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang, Hainan, Fujian). INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India [I] (Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh), Pakistan [U], Sri Lanka [I]. NORTH AMERICA [I] (California). PACIFIC OCEAN [I]: New Zealand. SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia [I], Colombia [U], Ecuador [I], Venezuela [U]. SOUTHEAST ASIA [C]: Indonesia (Java), Philippines
Abbreviations: [I - Introduced, U - Uncertain, C - Cultivated, N - Native, Nl - Naturalised].
Type Citation. Type not designated
Type Designation. Probably at B. Source. Fl. Australia 11A: 240 (2001).
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