Acacia schaffneri

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





Pests and diseases


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.

The foliage and seeds of Acacia schaffneri have a protein content of about 11.6%.[2]



  • Poponax schaffneri (S. Watson) Britton & Rose"
  • Poponax schaffneri (S. Watson) Britton & Rose"
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Binomial name
Acacia schaffneri
(S. Watson) F.J. Herm. (1948)
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Type Species
*Pithecellobium schaffneri S. Watson
  • Poponax schaffneri (S. Watson) Britton & Rose


Acacia schaffneri as food for goats
Very large Acacia schaffneri thorns
Acacia schaffneri wood



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Acacia schaffneri - ILDIS LegumeWeb". Retrieved on 2008-05-30.
  2. Range Shrubs

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