Acacia caven is an ornamental tree in the Fabaceae family. Acacia caven is native to Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It grows four to five metres tall and it has white thorns up to 2 cm in length. It blooms in Spring, with bright yellow flowers 1 cm to 2 cm in diameter.
Prominent occurrences of A. caven are within the Chilean matorral of central Chile, where the species is a common associate of the Chilean Wine Palm, Jubaea chilensis.C. Michael Hogan (2008) Chilean Wine Palm: Jubaea chilensis, GlobalTwitcher.com, ed. N. Stromberg
The flowers of A. caven are used as food for bees in the production of honey.
The tree is used for erosion control.
The tree has ornamental uses.
Tannin from the seed pods is used for tanning hides. The wood is used as fuel and to make posts for fences. The chief current human use for A. caven is in the production of charcoal.
The flowers are used in perfume.
Acacia caven (Molina)Molina var. caven Pometti CL. et al. 2007. Morphometric analysis of varieties of Acacia caven: :Taxonomic inferences in the context of Argentine species. Pl.Syst. and Evol.264,239-249
Acacia caven var. dehiscens Ciald.
Acacia caven var. microcarpa (Speg.)Ciald.
Acacia caven var. stenocarpa (Speg.)Ciald.
Acacia caven in Chileflora
Acacia caven photos
Acacia caven branch with pods www.fieldmuseum.org
Acacia caven branch www.fieldmuseum.org
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