African Plant Database

Acacia tortilis subsp. raddiana (Savi) Brenan
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 12: 87 (1957)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Basionym : Acacia raddiana Savi
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia raddiana Savi (1830)
 Acacia tortilis f. raddiana (Savi) Roberty
 Acacia tortilis var. raddiana
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia tortilis var. lenticellosa Chiov.
=*Acacia fasciculata Guill. & Perr. (1832)
=Vachellia tortilis subsp. raddiana (Savi) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 7-10(-21) m, not branched from the base, with a distinct trunk and irregular crown but often stunted (browsing), young branchlets, leaves and pods glabrous or tomentellous (var. pubescens);
Ecology : lowland deciduous woodland and bushland, widespread in grass savanna along rivers,edges of wadis, in reg depressions, near galb and kedia and their sandy valleys, but less common in their inner part where the plant occurs in sandy places, characteristic o
  in the Sahel zone from Algeria-Senegal to Egypt-Sudan-E Kenya.

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